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This year, Abigroup has already secured a
number of important new projects in key
sectors and also has achieved a number of
Abigroup Water had a very successful start
In May, the company was awarded a
project by the Hunter Water Corporation to
build a new water recycling plant as part of
the Hunter Treatment Alliance program of
In April Abigroup started work on the
construction of new water treatment plants in
Bowen and Proserpine in North Queensland
for Whitsunday Regional Council.
The project forms part of the Council's
$85-million water and sewerage future
development scheme and involves the
construction of a 16.5-megalitre plant in
Bowen on the Proserpine River downstream
of the Peter Faust Dam, and a 14.5-megalitre
plant in Proserpine on the old pound site on
Pound Yard Road.
Also in April Abigroup Water was
awarded a new scope of works by Sydney
Water for a wastewater treatment plant in
Sydney's south as part of the ongoing Odour
Management Program (OMP) Alliance of
The work to be carried out at Cronulla
Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
consists of an upgrade to the plant's odour
management system and to the existing civil,
mechanical and electrical infrastructure to
improve life and operability.
In early 2012 an Abigroup joint venture
started major work on the design and
construction of the $407.5 million Southern
Expressway Duplication project in Adelaide
for the South Australian Department of
Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.
The project involves building a new
road alongside the existing expressway
carriageway to provide a two-way
18.5-kilometre road from Darlington to Old
Noarlunga to the south of Adelaide.
Also in early 2012, Abigroup, as part of
the Southern Way Consortium, completed
the first bridge over the 27-kilometres
$759-million Peninsula Link motorway
project in Victoria.
Abigroup continued to secure an increasing
amount of the resource infrastructure work
In May, Abigroup secured a
$210-million contract to carry out bulk
earthworks for Bechtel at the BHP Billiton
Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Caval Ridge Mine
in central Queensland.
The contract covers the Southern
Package of Bulk Earthworks for the
infrastructure of the coal mine, which is
located in the Bowen Basin approximately
18 kilometres south-east of Moranbah.
Earlier in the year, Abigroup completed
a $116-million contract to design and
construct the seawall bund and haul road
for the Port of Gladstone Western Basin
expansion in Queensland.
The project, which was completed
ahead of schedule, is part of Gladstone Ports
Corporation's infrastructure expansion to
cater for the increased shipping requirements
from the new Liquefied Natural Gas plants
on Curtis Island.
In April, it was announced that Abigroup had
been awarded a multi-million dollar slice
of the design and construct contract for the
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade, a $60.8-million
project funded by the Victorian Government.
The project includes reconfiguring the
Eltham stabling yard to add two extra train
storage roads, and an upgrade of signalling
on the rail line, in Melbourne's outer north-
east.In February, Abigroup, as part of the
Lawson Alliance, successfully completed,
commissioned and handed over a new 600-
metre section of the Main Western Railway.
The Alliance's scope in the rail corridor
during this possession included trackwork,
overhead wiring and signalling.
This was the first major section of
mainline rail track that Abigroup has
constructed in the Sydney network and
an integral part of our upgrade of a
2.9-kilometre section of the Great Western
Highway from a two-lane roadway to a four-
lane divided road.
In May, it was announced that Abigroup had
been selected by Griffith University to design
and construct their new G42 Business School
on the Gold Coast campus.
The project, which is valued at $27.6
million, involves a seven-level building that
will house teaching and learning facilities,
including a simulated trading room, offices
for academics and support staff, a lecture
theatre and seminar rooms.
In early 2012, Abigroup completed
work on the $14.3-million refurbishment of
Queensland Museum at Brisbane's South
Bank Cultural Centre. The works were
designed to create better access to the
Museum and exhibitions, and to improve
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CONSTRUCTING AUSTRALIA'S FUTURE
Since its establishment in 1961, Abigroup has played a major role in building Australia's
infrastructure and has successfully delivered some of the country's largest and most important
The completed seawall bund for the Port of Gladstone Western Basin expansion in Queensland.
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