Sugar high for contractors in $12m shed revamp
The project is replacing 330 tonnes of roof sheeting at the terminal, to extend the life of Shed 1 by at least 40 years.
Mackay-based non-executive director Tony Bartolo, said the work was on
track for completion in September.
“STL’s $12 million investment is in good hands. Principal contractor V2R Projects and other regional contractors such as DGH Engineering are applying their knowledge and experience to extend the life of Mackay sugar terminal,” Mr Bartolo said.
The project is part of STL’s $100 million capital program to replace roof sheeting across its six bulk sugar storage and export facilities in Queensland.
It follows the successful completion of reroofing at STL’s Bundaberg
The Mackay project began in February 2020 and will replace ageing roofing on one of the four sheds at the site with new aluminium cladding.
It will also upgrade and strengthen structural steel elements of the 300m long shed, which can store up to 130,000 tonnes of raw sugar.
V2R Projects managing director Shaun McBain said the work was technically challenging with “high risk” activities taking place over 18,000sq m of roofing.
“It’s a technical job, with a lot of the work taking place 20m up in the air and a team of more than 60 now on site to ensure the facilities remain operational throughout the annual sugar crushing season,” Mr McBain said.