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Gold Coast Airport – Joint User Hydrant Facility 2017

Project Description –

The Joint User Hydrant facility project ensure the Gold Coast Airport can operate at full capacity during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The project focused on the construction of a Joint User Hydrant facility (JUHI) and extension of existing fuel lines on the domestic airport apron. The relocation and extension of the fuel lines allows larger, typically international planes to refuel at the airport more efficiently. The project involved airside works including excavation, shoring, dewatering, trenching, structure construction and reinstatement.

Scope of Works –

  • Underground service location and demolition of existing features. This included work around a fuel main, and exposing the main in the vicinity of the valve chamber.
  • Trenching, shoring and dewatering
  • Construction of the new concrete fuel structure including valve chamber and hydrant biscuit slabs.
  • Safe removal and relocation of spoil from a highly sensitive operational area
  • Development and implementation of a Construction Environmental Management Plan
  • Detailed geotechnical testing to identify potential soil volatility
  • Stringent environmental testing to ensure water quality
  • Provision of safe access to pit chambers and trenches for a third-party mechanical contractor
  • Reinstatement of excavations and trenches with a lean mix concrete

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Quick Facts

  • Location - Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD
  • Start Date - July 2017
  • Completion Date - February 2018
  • Value - $3M
  • Client - Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd