Synlait Milk Powder Dryer Stage1

Emergency Discharge Storage Pond Concrete Surface for Tanker Unload Bays Surface Drainage in Tanker Unload Bay Landscaped Noise Bund to SH1. SW Soakpit Manhole and AC Surface Concrete Valve Pit Site Perimeter Road SW Soakpit Under Construction On-Site Aggregate Crushing Emergency Discharge Storage Pond

Key Statistics

  • Client: Synlait
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  • Consultant: Chris Johnson, Opus
  • Time Frame: 12 Months
  • Size: $3m $4m

This project involved the site civil works for a new milk powder plant at the Synlait Milk factory, 10 minutes south of Dunsandel.  The project was taken on with an extremely tight timeframe and heavy penalties if this was not met.  Due to this, intensive project management and programming was required.  An increased difficulty was that BGCL was working amongst 250 other contractors on the site at the same time, all with similar constraints.  Work included 16,000m2 of new high stress roadways, specialized heat and acid resistant fiberglass pipework and manholes, large sediment settling and infiltration pond, 11KV ring main and fibre optic network, sewer, stormwater and water reticulations.