Partnership with Cavpower to safeguard mining industry

Ahrens’ fit-for-purpose facility for Cavpower demonstrates why it is a leader in the delivery of mining infrastructure solutions.

A trusted partner to Australia’s leading resource companies, Ahrens partnered with long-standing client Cavpower to deliver their service operations centre in Gepps Cross, allowing them to store their broad line of surface and underground equipment for the mining sector.

Having completed a world-class component rebuild centre for the South Australian Caterpillar dealer in 2017, the client chose to continue their relationship with Ahrens as the design and construction specialist to deliver the fit-for-purpose service operations centre.

Ahrens proved the best fit to construct the $20 million facility, working alongside the client to ensure their ‘world class standard’ was met through meeting a number of complex requirements and equipment installations within the workshop layout and design.

The scope of works included a large quarantine capable wash bay, track press, general workshop, new machine build-up workshops, hydraulics, engineering, fabrication, welding, lube truck and spray booth for the painting of Caterpillar components and equipment.

The specialised workshop was comprised of 26 bays fitted with heavy-duty overhead cranes ranging from 12.5 to 25 tonne capacities to hand large off-highway Caterpillar trucks and dozers.

The centre integrated some of Cavpower’s existing operations and support services from its Enfield site, and provided safe movement of personnel, customers and equipment with separated access and egress corridors both external to and within the workshop facilities.

Adhering to the highest standards of safety at all times, works allowed for the safe and efficient receiving and servicing of Caterpillar equipment, more efficient waste collection and disposal systems, improved storage and delivery of parts, equipment, fluids and consumables.

The continuation of this long-standing relationship has seen Ahrens secure further work for the client, with the team engaged to commence mobilisation of the next two stages of construction.

Works have started this month on a parts distribution centre and a fluid laboratory, with the future warehouse to be used for both new and used parts, as well as a new customer experience and administration areas.

Proud to be an Australian-owned family business, Ahrens is the most vertically-integrated construction company in Australia with a complete range of in-house capabilities to deliver your next mining project from concept to completion.

Ahrens’ competitive advantage in delivering mining services capabilities lies in an experienced pool of in-house trades. It is this diverse range of capabilities teamed with proven experience and a truly national footprint that have seen Ahrens affirm their place as a one-stop shop for services and support to the mining sector.

Learn more about Ahrens’ project experience for the mining sector at www.ahrens.com.au/mlp

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