January – June 2017 Snapshot

Back in Papua New Guinea – APEC Haus

ASP Piling is proud to be involved in the construction of APEC Haus in Papua New Guinea. Being touted as Port Morseby’s version of the Sydney Opera House, the landmark building will be used for the world leaders’ summit in November next year. It will subsequently become a national museum.

ASP’s capabilities have again been invaluable in PNG where the local construction companies have been unable to provide the services required. Construction has now commenced and most of the piling works are already completed for the building, with its unique design in the shape of a Lakatoi sail.

Working with CPB Contractors, ASP is set to wrap up the piling in a short turnaround to help ensure the project can be completed on time. General Manager Brad Allen met with CPB Contractors project engineer, Denmark Gimiseve (pictured), to liaise and get construction underway. Using 750mm diameter, 24 metre deep piles we also conducted dynamic and static pile load testing to confirm structural and geotechnical integrity of the piles built on the reclaimed land.


 Uptown Gungahlin

After a successful partnership working on Azure in Kingston, Construction Control has again contracted with ASP on their new project Uptown in Gungahlin. The eight storey Glav Corp development will contain 138 apartments once completed and are already almost sold out.

ASP has completed the anchored soldier pile and shotcrete retention wall, with 95 soldier piles and associated anchors, completed with the infill shotcrete panels giving a total of approximately 240 lineal metres of retaining wall. 

  Novatel South Brisbane

Kinstone Developments has engaged Hutchinson builders for the new Novotel development located at 38 Cordelia Street in Southbank, Brisbane. The 238 room development includes direct pedestrian access connecting the Novotel to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel is expected to be completed and open its doors in 2018.

ASP and Hutchinson builders are currently working together on a number of projects, with the Novotel development requiring a combination of solutions including foundation piling, secant piling, and a soldier pile wall, totalling almost 500 piles on the site.

SR40 Back in Australia

Kwajalein Completion

Nine months after leaving our shores, the SR40 has landed safely back in Brisbane. Some 4300kms by sea, Kwajalein Island has been the base for our foundation works with General Dynamics Mission Systems.

The logistics of travel for staff was challenging, while transporting the rig and all tools and materials required to undertake foundation piling works was an achievement in itself.

Our thanks to the staff for the time away from home and families, while finding ways to deal with logistical issues related to isolated regions and continuing to work hard. Our thanks also to International Logistics for their assistance with transportation and coordination.

The resourcefulness and work ethic of staff was displayed time and again throughout the months. For example, due to supply issues and daytime temperatures reaching 48 degrees, some of the work had to be undertaken at night operating under lights.