Nobbys Lighthouse

McElligotts were engaged to complete the repaint of the Nobbys Head lighthouse. The major work scope was the removal of the existing lead-based coatings and replacement with a modern protective coating system. Additional project requirements included the repair of corroded steel, repair of rotten or damaged timber, removal of asbestos, repair of the masonry and/or render, installation of a Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection system, installation of a new lantern room access ladder, installation of new safety railing to the lantern room access hatchway, establishment of a temporary lantern, re-instatement of the original lantern including new equipment as specified.

Goods Island Lighthouse

McElligotts were engaged to complete the repaint of the Cape Wickham lighthouse. The major work scope was the removal of the existing lead-based coatings and replacement with a modern protective coating system. Additional project requirements included stabilisation and repair of concrete, repointing of stonework, repair of corrosion and damage to metal substrates.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

McElligotts were engaged to complete the repaint of the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse. The major work scope was the removal of the existing lead-based coatings and replacement with a modern protective coating system. Additional project requirements included the repair and stabilisation of cracking concrete, repairs of severe corrosion and metallic substrates and replacing the external stairway stringer.

Fraser Island Sandy Cape Lighthouse

The Sandy cape lighthouse work scope included the removal of the dome roof and replacement of the roof sill plate, removal, and replacement of the corroded external stair stringer plate.

Sandy Cape was commenced in September 2014 and completed in February 2015.

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Double Island Point Lighthouse

The Double Island Point lighthouse required corrosion repairs to the sheet plate wall panelling; structural repairs to the lantern room concrete balcony; supply and installation of a cathodic protections system;

Double Island Point was commenced in April 2014 and completed in September 2014.

Hunter Water

The biggest intercrete project completed in the Southern Hemisphere at the time, this project involved repairing 6km of cracks on the floor and a full coat of 3mm thickness intercrete product. With the tank losing 1.2 megalitres per day of water before the remediation works were undertaken, water loss after the repairs was reduced by three quarters.

NACAP Raaf Base

McElligotts conducted this job in two parts. Firstly, working on the foundation of what would soon be the base of two tanks. The concrete base was track blasted and then stripe coated with the work being completed throughout the night where temperatures suited.

After a short break the team returned for stage 2. Two new tanks required full scaffold and containment followed by abrasive blasting on the outside shell. An epoxy zinc was applied with a a second coat of high build epoxy coating followed. This is the first time that the team have provided heat shrink containment, being well versed in a monaflex system on many other projects, this shows an additional service that can be provided where the project suits.

Grange Resources

McElligotts Tasmania has had the pleasure of working with Grange Resources to provide refurbishment services for their tanks and conveyors. These large pieces of mining equipment are essential to the continual operation of the mines run by Grange Resources, so our maintenance work specifically contributes to the success of these large operations.

Grange Resources operates two facilities in Tasmania. The first of these is the Savage River mine, which is approximately 100km southwest of the city of Burnie. This mine produces some of the highest iron-concentrated magnetite in Australia. The national resources excavated from this mine are renowned for their minimal impurities and play a big role in the country’s iron economy.

The second mine is located at Port Latta, roughly 70km northwest of Burnie. This is Grange Resources’ entirely owned pellet plant and port facility. Each year, this facility produces over 2.2 million tonnes of high-quality iron ore products.

The McElligotts team were tasked with the job of delivering remedial services to Grange Resources’ tanks. Both types of equipment play a valuable role in the storage, transportation, and movement of resources throughout the mine. Therefore, it is paramount that they also always remain in peak condition.

Our team refurbished the tanks using a mix of high-pressure washing and abrasive blasting, afterwards applying a fresh, new coat of paint.

We would like to thank Grange Resources for giving us the opportunity to work on this exciting project, and to all the McElligotts team members for demonstrating their skills and expertise in getting the job done to such a high standard.

Albert Street Spire

McElligotts have recently been awarded the refurbishment on the large landmark artwork, steel yellow spire that stands above the Albert Street rail underpass in Brisbane’s CBD. This project involves our team high-pressure washing and applying a three-coat protective coating system to the structure so it will be better protected against the harsh Brisbane climate.

The spire is a tall yellow steel structure standing on the edge of Albert Street and looking over the rail underpass. It is located opposite Wickham Park and towers above the surrounding trees that line the edge of the road.

There are numerous interfaces to be managed including pedestrians, rail, and roadway. Works will be conducted over night to prevent disruptions.

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Ampol Refinery Tanks

McElligotts has an ongoing relationship with Ampol in both Queensland and New South Wales, helping them clean and reline their refinery tanks. Our team has been providing these services for a number of years. Our job involves confined space entry preparation through abrasive blasting and coating refurbishment of the internal lining. Having a sound liner installed prevents tank corrosion and eliminated product contamination

McElligotts would like to thank Ampol for being a longstanding client in this area. We understand the significance of relining these refinery tanks and hope that our services go a long way towards keeping Australia’s storage facilities in safe hands.

We would also like to congratulate every McElligott team member who works on these ongoing projects – whether they are in Queensland or New South Wales. Everyone’s dedication to complete the job to a high standard is one of the fundamental reasons behind McElligotts’ strong reputation throughout the industry.

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