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Port Botany Terminal 3. Sydney. Australia

Client
Sydney International Container Terminal Ltd
Sector
Transport
Services
Building Construction Infrastructure ConstructionEngineering Expertise
Duration
July 2012 – October 2013

Port Botany Terminal 3. Sydney. Australia

The reclaimed site, pre-construction

Port Botany Terminal 3. Sydney. Australia

Looking across to the prepared site

Port Botany Terminal 3. Sydney. Australia

Delivery of the quay cranes into position

Full project details

The Port Botany Terminal 3 project involves constructing a new container terminal for Sydney International Container Terminal Limited, which is owned by Hutchison Port Holdings, the largest freight operator in the world. Laing O'Rourke is undertaking the civil works and associated services over a 46 hectare reclaimed area and includes approximately 100,000 m³ of concrete paving.

The project involved the following works:

  • 100,000 m³ of concrete batched on site, adopting the latest steel fibre technology
  • 200,000 m² of rigid pavement, engineered to deliver the smartest design and value for money
  • three high-voltage substations to power the facility
  • multiple kilometres of in-ground services reticulated through more than 1000 service and pulling pits
  • 46 hectares of ground improvement works
  • structural and rail elements to support the heavy-duty quay and stacking crane systems
  • rail siding works, consisting of track slab and ballasted construction
  • 11 km of deep drainage, constructed in difficult tidal conditions and a sensitive environment

The works were being delivered through a combination of self-performing and subcontract delivery. As principal contractor, Laing O'Rourke was responsible for coordinating multiple interfaces with other contractors on site.

Port Botany Terminal 3 is directly related to the growing infrastructure needs of New South Wales. The project demonstrates Laing O’Rourke’s ability to be the contractor of choice for integrated port and rail-related freight expansions.

Project facts

Construction works undertaken for the world’s largest freight operator

Includes civil works and associated services over a 46 hectare reclaimed area

Laing O'Rourke responsible for coordinating multiple interfaces with other site contractors

Demonstrates Laing O’Rourke’s ability as contractor of choice for integrated freight expansions

Port Botany Terminal 3 flyover

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