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Repairs to the Sidings at #3 Warehouse

ClientNorske Skog
Value$470K
StateTasmania
CompletedApril 2016

Norske Skog has over 90% market share of Australia's newsprint production, the only local supplier of LWC (catalogue) grades and is a global leader in publication paper manufacturing. The Boyer Mill is situated approximately 40km from Hobart. The Boyer Mill consists of three pulping facilities (all plantation radiata pine TMP) and two paper machines.

The Project

The mill produces about 280,000tpa of both newsprint and LWC related grades and all production from this facility is dispatched via the number 3 Warehouse and the integrated railhead.

The facility operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and approximately 360 days per year. The warehouse and railhead were built in 1995 and the pavement and sidings have deteriorated with time and use, particularly in one area close to a natural waterway. The aim of this project was to conduct repairs to the rail sidings to return them to duty in this affected area.

The mill underwent a five day total mill shut-down in the first full week of April, in which time-frame VEC were required to complete the works. By using pre-cast concrete panels and other techniques to expedite the repair, VEC were able to minimise the outage of the railhead.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

2 Burke Street,
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112