News & Developments

Bruce Highway - Cairns

By Sheree Foley

Oct 2012

The Department of Main Roads and Queensland Transport initiated an upgrade project on Bruce Highway in Cairns in 2009.  BMD Albem Joint Venture – the company responsible for the works, awarded The Reinforced Earth Company with the design and supply of 4675sqm of TerraPlus® Reinforced Earth® walls with a Rekli® Inn finish.  

 

Located in Cairns, Queensland, the upgrade is designed to carry an extra 50,000 motorists each day into the Cairns City Centre.  Overpasses and interchanges will replace traffic lights and end grid-lock along Cairns’ southern entrance road. 

 

Construction of the Reinforced Earth® TerraPlus® walls commenced in August 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in April/May 2013.



Bruce Highway - Cairns

Solomon Mine TerraMet® dump wall has been completed

By Sheree Foley

Sep 2012

The Reinforced Earth Company was engaged by AECOM to design and supply a 16.5M High (4635sqm) TerraMet® dump wall to Solomon Mine.  Located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, it is part of Fortescue Metal Group’s major expansion in the Pilbara.

 

The company’s three hub strategy will see them own three major iron ore operations in close proximity and work off centralised infrastructure. Solomon Mine is expected to start producing ore in late 2012 and will ramp up to 60 million tonnes by June 2013.

 

Construction of the Reinforced Earth® dump wall commenced in 2011 and was completed in June 2012.



Solomon Mine TerraMet® dump wall has been completed

Vietnam - A great success

By John Ritchie

Aug 2012

Nui Phao Mine TerraMet® Dump Wall in Vietnam has been a great success with both shipment and construction, project manager Florent Sygall has happily reported. Dennis Bernecker who was the construction supervisor on the project is now flying back to UHG Mines in Mongolia with another TerraClass dump wall starting up there.


Adaro Mine in Indonesia is also about to start the construction of two bridges. Tom Fitzpatrick is very excited about flying to Indonesia to supervise construction of the project and we know he'll be doing them a great service. Good luck Tom!


We've also started installing facing panels on another wall along the Great Western Hwy in Bullaburra, continuing our long tradition of improving the roadway through the glorious Blue Mountains.

Vietnam - A great success

Sapphire to Woolgoolga, NSW.

By Sheree Foley

Jul 2012

Leighton Fulton Hogan Joint Venture has awarded the Reinforced Earth Company with the design and supply of 6300sqm of TerraSet® panel walls for the Sapphire to Woolgoolga project in New South Wales.  

 

The project is a 25 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway to a four lane divided highway from Campbell Close in Sapphire to Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra.
The upgrade will include a continuous alternative local road between Sapphire and Woolgoolga for local traffic.

 

Manufacture of the TerraSet® panels commenced in July 2011.  Construction of the Reinforced Earth™ walls will commence in August 2011 with completion scheduled for early 2012.

Sapphire to Woolgoolga, NSW.