June Newsletter 2016


ASP Piling director Patrick Buckley, attended the Wanda Ridong & Brookfield Multiplex official construction signing ceremony for Jewel this month. ASP Piling with Mainland Civil recently delivered an early works package for the Chinese multinational, on time, on budget and with zero injuries. ASP Piling serviced the project with sheet & continuous flight auger (CFA) Pile shoring, anchoring, foundation piling and dewatering. Australian Dewatering Systems will remain on the $1billion project for a further 10 months. The 3 tower megastructure will be an architectural icon on the Gold Coast’s foreshore and ASP Piling are proud to be a part of its construction.


The SF-65 drilling rig is the evolution of the already existing equipment dedicated to CFA drilling technique.

This advanced piece of plant equipment contains the latest monitoring capabilities including a 12 inch touch screen for monitoring and control of the rig’s performance and operating parameters.

ASP Piling is very excited to now offer the latest and greatest Piling technology to our clients.


The SF 65 has been hard at work these past couple of months. The video below shows just two of the many sites it has visited.

The first site demonstrates ASP Piling’s Soilmec SF-65 ability to be lifted into excavations at minimal cost, taking large piling ramps out of the equation.

The second site tracks ASP Piling’s Soilmec SF-65 CFA Piling activities over 3 weeks with its counterpart the ASP SR-40 rig on Kyronn’s Southport construction site building the foundations for Allegra.

It’s excellent build quality and purpose made rig design delivers superior production in our specialised field.

This is Australia’s first SF-65 CFA piling rig and we are very happy to be associated with the Soilmec product range.

Give the ASP Piling team a call today for more information about the SF-65.


The work ASP perform in PNG is the same as the work we do in Australia – piles, walls, sheets, anchoring etc. The difference is the weather, and more importantly, the culture we are working within.

It is worth remembering that PNG is located in the tropics, and has only 2 real seasons – wet and dry.

We’re currently working through the Wet Season in Lae. The “Wet” is a very different beast to what would be experienced in Queensland.

For example, last year Qld’s average rainfall for the year was 487mm. The annual rainfall in Lae for the same time frame was 4432 mm – that’s nearly 4.5 metres of water.

From a Cultural point of view, PNG Projects are unique. The standards relating to virtually everything we encounter are different and we need to adjust to cater for this. A good example is timing – when you are chasing supply of a product (eg concrete) and are told “…5 mins till delivery,” what that really means is “maybe an hour.”

There are a variety of other cultural differences that our crew need to wade through each day, however, at all times we aim to maintain the same standard of safety in PNG as we would in Australia.

Our crew have being doing a fantastic job in trying conditions and they should be as proud of their efforts as we are of them.