Paving over the past at Webb Dock
Alex Fraser is supplying an estimated 300,000 tonnes of material to a special project at the Port of Melbourne.
Pushing the envelope
Mid last year, Scandinavian shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics announced the Port of Melbourne Corporation had selected its wholly owned subsidiary Melbourne International RoRo and Auto Terminal (MIRRAT) for the development of the Automotive and Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) terminal in Webb Dock West. The 185,000m2 Webb Dock site will be home to a new Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) automotive terminal by 2016.
On completion, up to one million vehicles will pass through the terminal every year, which will feature a total berth length of 920 metres. The site will also include a fully enclosed 8,000m2 cargo storage area. MIRRAT announced the $65 million investment will “push the envelope in both efficiency and sustainability”. The decision to use Alex Fraser materials certainly demonstrates a commitment to quality engineering outcomes and environmental leadership.
Using sustainable materials to build a sustainable site, industry leader Leighton Contractors has won the contract to develop the site. Over a period of seven months, approximately 300,000 tonnes of Class 2, 3 and 4 Crushed Concrete and 8,500 tonnes of Recycled Sand will be supplied, resulting in approximately 1,465 tonnes of carbon savings. Alex Fraser Asphalt commenced paving in May and expect to lay nearly 40,000 tonnes.
Joint projects between Recycling and Asphalt demonstrate how Alex Fraser products and services complement each other. The project’s location also benefits from the close proximity to the network of five Alex Fraser facilities in Melbourne.
Alex Fraser Asphalt will lay nearly 40,000 tonnes of both deep and thin lift asphalt, which include a high percentage of recycled content.
An important site in the Alex Fraser story
The Webb Dock location holds special significance for Alex Fraser. Between 1989 and 2004 it was the location of the Port Melbourne recycling facility. The site played an important role in our transition from demolition expert to large scale supplier to the civil construction industry and the site supplied significant projects, including the Albert Park Grand Prix track.