Four factories a feature of seamless supply

A collaborative effort between Rocla Pipeline Products, McMahon Services Australia, Ahrens and Tip Top Electrical has delivered quality stormwater and electrical pit solutions to the expansion of Toll Group’s logistics base in Darwin that began in April this year.

Toll is constructing the base, on a four-and-a-half hectare site in Darwin’s East Arm industrial precinct, for global oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX and its joint venture partners in the Ichthys Project that has major offshore facilities about 820km southwest of Darwin in the Browse Basin.

The facility is expected to provide up to 120,000 man- hours of employment during construction, and up to 20 permanent jobs once complete at the end of this year.

Adelaide-based contractor, McMahon Services Australia (McMahon), selected Rocla Adelaide to supply several hundred metres of class 4 rubber ring jointed pipe of varying diameters along with three CleansAll® Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs). Mark Polec, Senior Project Manager for McMahon said, “The installation of this stormwater infrastructure was on the critical path so we wanted to manage it as best as possible. We considered that Rocla was our best option to minimise any risk of non or late delivery and/ or poor quality products.”

“Pipes were loaded in Adelaide and travelled via rail to Darwin, arriving in excellent condition,” said Rob de Nys, sales representative for Rocla. “To ensure continuity of supply, pipes were sourced from Wodonga, Campbellfield and Adelaide. CleansAll® GPTs were loaded in Gailes, Queensland and delivered direct to Darwin. Four Rocla factories working together to deliver a seamless project to the Northern Territory’s capital has resulted in a quality result for all concerned.”

Rocla’s engineering team also worked closely with McMahon to ensure the three CleansAll® GPTs were designed appropriately for Northern Territory conditions, putting their previous Far North Queensland water quality experience to good use.