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Abigroup, one of Australia's leading and most
diverse national contractors, is playing a
major role in building Australia's
The company has successfully delivered
some of the country's largest and most
important infrastructure projects and in 2010
is continuing its work with a number of key
One of the biggest projects is the
construction of Brisbane's second Gateway
Bridge as part of the Gateway Upgrade
Work on the 1.63km bridge is progressing
ahead of schedule and when it opens to traffic
in mid 2010 the bridge will connect a new
7km section of Gateway Motorway north of
Brisbane River with a 12km Gateway
Motorway upgrade south of the river.
Abigroup is delivering the $1.88 billion
project as part of a joint venture for
Abigroup, as part of the AdelaideAqua
consortium, is currently working on the
construction of one of the largest desalination
plants in the world at Port Stanvac in South
The $1.14 billion Adelaide Desalination
Plant will have a capacity of 100GL of
desalinated water per year which will be
sufficient to provide up to 50 per cent of
Adelaide's annual water requirements.
Work started in February 2009 and the
first water from the plant is expected in
Abigroup is involved in a number of road
projects all over Australia.
In January 2010 the Victorian
Government announced that the company, as
part of the Southern Way consortium, had
been appointed to design and construct the
new $759 million Peninsula Link.
The project involves the construction of
27km of motorway between the EastLink toll
road in Melbourne's eastern suburbs and the
Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Mt Martha.
This Public Private Partnership is the first
road PPP in Australia which will be toll-free
and based on an availability charge.
Abigroup is currently delivering schools
packages in three states worth over $400
million under the Federal Government's
Building the Education Revolution program.
In NSW the company is the managing
contractor for upgrades to 175 schools in the
Sydney area, in Queensland Abigroup is
upgrading 40 schools in the Greater Brisbane
and Fitzroy-Central West regions and in
Victoria the company is working on providing
multi-purpose halls to 24 schools in the
Melbourne, Latrobe Valley and Mornington
Also in Victoria, Abigroup, as part of the
Axiom Education Victoria consortium, is
delivering 11 schools in a PPP arrangement.
Abigroup, as part of the Bulk Water Alliance,
is constructing one of Australia's largest dams.
The Enlarged Cotter Dam in the ACT will be
80 metres high, contain 400,000 cubic metres
of Roller Compacted Concrete and will be
Australia's third largest concrete gravity dam.
The company is also working on a
marine, civil and associated works project for
the construction of the Australian Marine
Complex Service and Supply Base at
Cockburn Sound designed to support the
growing number of oil and gas developments
in Western Australia.
Also in WA, Abigroup Telecommunications is
working with vividwireless to construct Perth's
new WiMax wireless network.
The work includes installing rooftop
antennas, cabling and the equipment that
process data signals enabling customers to
access the internet wirelessly. The project is
scheduled to be completed in March 2010.
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DIVERSE OPERATIONS UNDERPIN
ABIGROUP'S ONGOING STRENGTH
PICTURED: A major milestone in the construction of
Brisbane's second Gateway Bridge was reached in
October 2009 when the main river span was joined.
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