The development of the Moorebank Logistics Park will develop the current area into Australia’s largest freight infrastructure project. Transforming the way containerised freight will move through Port Botany, 850,000 sq meters of warehousing will be constructed across the 243-hectare site. The construction of the site is expected to be completed over a 10-year period that includes new utility services throughout the precinct.
With a focus on sustainability and whole of life operating costs, the on-site water network was designed to be constructed in polyethylene pipe. As a cost effective and leak free piping system when installed, the water network comprising of water, sewer, storm water and fire services in various sizes will contain >20,000 meters of pipe when completed.
With so much polyethylene pipe to be welded, the team at KenKar Water was engaged to undertake the on-site welding across a range of sizes from 63mm to 250mm. With such a significant volume of pipe to be welded on-site, KenKar Water established a project team specifically for this project. Comprising a dedicated project manager, pre-qualified welding technicians and an equipment maintenance manager, KenKar mobilised resources from day one to manage the project to plan and budget.
With the on-site welding schedule over a 6-month timeline, the KenKar project team had to ensure the critical path was not impacted by welding progress that included a test weld program to meet Sydney Water requirements. Contending with a COVID-19 induced shutdown of construction for two weeks across Sydney early in the project, the team met on a regular basis addressing all project issues ensuring the project remain on time and on budget.