Telstra, along with a number of partners, is undertaking a project to install a new undersea telecommunications cable between Singapore and Perth named the Indigo West Cable. The cable system will provide a new route for communications traffic between Australia and Southeast Asia, significantly improving connectivity and strengthening links into fast-growing Asian markets.
Spending on infrastructure projects in New South Wales continues to increase on an annual basis and the workload of UEA’s HDD and Civil Construction divisions continues to grow in line with this demand. Multiple projects of significance for major utilities and large construction companies have been awarded to UEA in recent weeks.
UEA’s civil crews have been working both night and day shifts since May 2017, undertaking the relocation of Sydney Water assets under its W3 & S2 accreditation. The contract has required UEA to perform detailed excavation works in some of the oldest and most congested roadways in the city of Sydney, including George Street & Eddy Avenue, which run parallel to Central Station.
UEA has been contracted to undertake the relocation of a DN750 trunk water main in Huntley Street, Alexandria as a part of the Green Square Stormwater Drain Project. The turnkey scope of works under UEA’s W3 Sydney water accreditation has involved the trenchless construction of 55 metres of laser guided GBM DN1050 steel enveloper pipe at seven meters to invert depth, in water charged alluvial ground conditions to accommodate the new DN750 MSCL sintakote pipework.
UEA is pleased to announce the award of a thrust boring and horizontal directional drilling package of works by Lend Lease as part of a NSW Government multi-billion dollar major roads upgrade package.
UEA has joined the Mates in Construction (MIC) program. MIC aims to reduce the extremely high suicide rates we currently experience in the industry. On average we lose a construction worker every second day to suicide! A construction worker is six times more likely to die from suicide than from a construction accident and a young worker is ten times more likely. MIC provides workers with the skills to identify signs of depression and keep a person safe while connecting them to the appropriate help. All of UEA’s employees completed the “General Awareness Training” and a further ten workers went on to do “Connector” training.