What We Have Achieved

PWCS Expansion

January 2006 - December 2006

Client Information

Port Waratah Coal Services

  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Value: $36 Million
  • Location: Kooragang Island
  • Project Details

Scope of Work

Daracon completed the Earthworks, Coal transfer station construction, Concrete structures (1000m3), Materials transportation, Rail and track construction, Dam and clarification pond construction, Roads & associated works; i.e. kerb and gutter, Stormwater drainage, Material transport contract, Water supply services

Significant Achievements

  • Daracon’s role in this $500M project was to build the 1.5km berm and associated facilities that would support the Coal Reclaimer and coal stockpile.  This included concrete structures for:
    • Coal Transfer Station
    • Conveyor systems
  • Cost reimbursable contract with bonuses for early completion and sharing of all cost savings.  Client, Project Manager and Contractor equally sharing the risks and opportunities.
  • Kooragang Island is an environmentally sensitive site and substantial pre-work activities involved the relocation of fauna (snakes, frogs and birds) that was threatened by the proposed work
  • Select material was sourced from a number of suppliers then processed through two of Daracon’s pugmills to ensure consistency
  • PWCS and Bechtel made safety of personnel their highest priority, believing that safe sites are the most productive.  Daracon was chosen in part because of its similar commitment and performance