Savcor wins Dampier salt jetty refurbishment contract

 The Savcor Group has been awarded the Dampier Ship Loading Jetty Refurbishment project by Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt.

Operating through its subsidiary Savcor Finn, the $12.8 million project will see the company remove the existing timber decking system, refurbish and paint the steel superstructure, and install a new precast concrete decking system.

The project, set to run over six months, will begin in April next year.

Savcor says the refurbishment project will be carried out whilst Dampier Salt maintains full operational capacity of the salt load out facility.

Savcor Finn general manager Julian Bleddyn said "this is a significant project for Savcor’s operations in the north west".

Bleddyn went on to say that Dampier Salt is able to continue operations during the refurbishment due to "innovative access systems and careful programming while will facilitate completion of the project while still allowing (Dampier Salt) to maintain 24 hour access to the structure, which is critical to the success of the project".

Savcor has previously worked with Dampier Salt on other major projects, including structure condition assessments, concrete repair, cathodic protection systems, and coating application services.

Dampier Slat provides bulk solar salt, and is a joint venture between Rio Tinto, Marubeni, and Sojitz.

 

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