UEA Civil & Mining initiates two operational firsts at Sydney CBD bulk sandstone excavation project

Posted 18 April 2014

Mining Machinery TransportationUEA Civil & Mining was contracted in early January 2014 to mobilise a 115 tonne Vermeer T1255 surface miner into the heart of the Sydney CBD for a bulk sandstone excavation project.

The works involves preparation for construction of an underground car park in lower George Street and the job incorporates two unprecedented engineering feats for the city.

It was the first time anywhere in Australia that a T1255 has been used in such a physically constrained location. But selection of the versatile T1255 proved to be the ideal choice for this commercial construction contract, despite the spatial constraints of the project.

The machinery engaged for the task by UEA Civil & Mining was the largest heavy plant equipment ever used in the Sydney CBD for excavation works. To prevent inconvenience in this particularly congested city location, equipment transport and its positioning was scheduled for the early hours of the morning.

A significant element in UEA Civil & Mining’s tender success was its expertise in managing planning, site preparation, local traffic and safety management during excavation and co-ordination of works between the separate government authorities Roads and Maritime Services, City of Sydney, NSW Police and The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

In successfully meeting the challenge of this restrictive access excavation project on time and to budget, UEA Civil & Mining has demonstrated its versatility in equipment supply, civil engineering planning and the management of complex circumstances involving several formal processes and co-ordinating lead-times to a strict schedule.

Details about UEA Civil & Mining technology and the division’s project portfolio are available here. For information about the Sydney CBD sandstone excavation project, email us or phone 08 9248 9112.