WEST GATE BRIDGE STRENGTHENING PROJECT

APS'S EXPERIENCED RIGGING AND STRUCTURAL STEEL INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS ARE GEARED TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF SERVICES AND DO THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR YOU

 

The West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project was carried out between 2009 and 2012. Located on one of Melbourne’s most iconic bridges; saw the supply of over 7000m2 of our APS Suspended Access Platform System. Our system was used by Australian construction giant John Holland to carry out the external concrete and steel strengthening works.

 

The supply and use of the working platforms, is the largest temporary suspended access project ever undertaken in Australia and was also the largest suspended access project ever undertaken in the world using the APS Suspended Access Platform System.

 

APS utilised our own in house design and manufacturing capabilities together with our highly skilled site teams, to complete the project that included the manufacture, erection, relocation, lowering and dismantle of the sixteen platforms used for the project.

 

Having dealt with strict bridge loading constraints, adverse weather, shipping channel traffic and other issues that come associated with projects of these magnitude, we believe that we are now the best in the business when it comes to providing innovative access solutions for projects.

 

 

A summary of this project is available for download:

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MARGARET COURT REDEVELOPMENT

The Margaret Court Tennis Court redevelopment was carried out from 2012 - 2014. The project was headed by Construction Giant Lend Lease.  APS was engaged to do various parcels of works that included the supply of contract scaffold through to the installation of the internal perforated panels that surround the court.

 

APS also used its ability to think outside the square where we designed, manufactured and installed a running track platform system.  The platform ran completely around the stepped spectator area of the tennis court and provided a level base for EWP ‘s to work safely, constructing the new roof being installed above.

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PORT LATTA SHIP LOADER

APS was awarded a multi-year contract for the supply of two suspended access platforms for the ship loader and jetty restoration works being carried out at the Grange Resources Port Latta ship loading facility in Tasmania.

 

Providing a working area of 8.2m x 7.4m per platform, the platforms are suspended from the main support structure of the ship loader. Our platforms are used to carry out blasting and painting works on the structural steel.

 

Geoff Thorp, the Maintenance Superintendent for Grange Resources was delighted with the platforms:

 

“We were initially surprised as to the total weight of the platforms, but can now see the benefit in the design to suit the work loading requirement & for simple mechanism transfer of the platforms”.

 

“The platforms will certainly move our structural rectification work for the offshore area to the next phase, to ensure the ongoing & long term reliability of the offshore facility & we are more than satisfied with the platforms”.

 

 

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The two platforms where assembled on the key side at Port Latta, craned onto a barge that then transferred 2kms to the ship   loader. Once in position under the Ship Loader the platforms where raised into position and commissioned.

 

In order to protect the components of the platform from the harsh elements at Port Latta, all components where coated with a protective paint similar to the paint that used on the jetty and ship loader structure.

POWER STATION PROJECTS

Power Station outages are high intensity, tight deadline projects.  When off line power stations lose revenue due to not being able to produce power to sell to the grid.  It is critical that the time frame of these outages be met.

 

APS has established itself as one of Australia’s leading power station outage access contractors and provides the following services for outages

 

  • Boiler dance floors utilising the APS Suspended Access Platform System
  • Swing stages
  • Rope access
  • Boiler scaffolds

 

APS has worked extensively throughout Australia and has also carried out outage works in South East Asia.

 

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EASTLAND SHOPPING REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Sub contracted to Probuild Constructions we have recently completed various works on the $450million Eastland shopping centre redevelopment.

 

The scope of works awarded to APS was varied and required a site based team of 60 staff in order to be completed on time for the official handover dates.

 

Works included the following:

 

  • Installation of the new Library building facade that included secondary steel, glazing, atrium skylight, GRP facade and roof access system.
  • Central mall shop front steel work.
  • Central mall timber ceiling including the support structure.
  • Installation of the central mall chandelier and supporting steelwork.
  • South West Mall blade ceiling including all of the support steel work.
  • Mall skylight including all glass, steel and GRP panels.
  • Supply and erect access Scaffolds for the site.
  • Roof access systems.
  • Fins and mesh facades on Maroondah highway and Warrandyte Road.
  • Entry facades and horse shoe ramp including all support steelwork
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SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

APS recently designed, manufactured, erected and operated an APS Suspended Access Platform System which  was used as a means of access in order for the underside of the new Southern stand roof canopy cladding to be installed.

 

A team of APS rope access riggers where on site for a period where they safely and successfully carried out the rigging and relocation of the platforms.

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GORGON PROJECT

The Gorgon Project on Barrow Island which is located approximately 60km off the Western Australian mainland in the Pilbara region, is one of the world’s largest LNG Projects.  With an investment of $54 billion the Chevron Australia-operated project is one of the most iconic projects in Australia’s Construction Industry history.

 

Initially contracted by the Saipem Leightons Consortium (SLC) in 2012 to work on the construction of the LNG jetty, our site team grew to a workforce of 40+ rope access personnel with ranging skills and trades including rigging, scaffolding, boilermakers, electricians and painters.

 

The added element of working in marine construction enabled our workforce to gain key knowledge and experience when working in this environment.

 

 

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Since early 2015 APS have been contracted by Downer EDI Engineering Power Pty Ltd to supply skilled industrial rope access personnel to support Downer’s scope on the Gorgon Project.

 

Working closely with the Downer site management team the APS staff have been able to assist in providing safe, time and cost effective solutions for the construction activities being carried out by Downer. Our multi skilled workforce made up of Boilermakers, Riggers, Scaffolders, Mechanical Fitters, Industrial Painters and Electricians all of which are experienced rope access personnel, ensures that we are effectively utilized and can be put to work on a multitude of varying tasks.

 

We are also very proud of our team’s safety record for the project, especially taking into consideration the nature of the works we undertake.

 

The Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and JERA (0.417 percent).

 

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

APS is proud to have been contracted for woks in both Indonesia and Singapore.

 

Some of our projects in Indonesia include:

 

GDF Suez, Paiton Power Station Probolinggo, East JavaUnit 2 Outage, Boiler and economiser rope access inspection and NDT.

 

GDF Suez, Paiton Power Station Probolinggo, East Java – Unit 3 Suspended Boiler Platform design, manufacture, Installation and removal.

 

Leighton Contractors, Australian Embassy, Jakarta – Design and manufacture of height safety and maintenance access systems.

 

Singapore:

Lend Lease International, Orchard Road – Design and manufacture of glass lifting module.

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