• John Beever Australia commenced works on the Boral Cement Geelong Project back in December 2019, and mobilised immediately after being awarded the contract.

The scope of works included the erection of a pre-hopper storage building and installation of a primary ball mill structure, comprised of:

  • Six storage silos
  • Twin 105T ball mills
  • Materials conveying systems
  • Powder cooling, and
  • Extensive dust collection and filtration services.

The project was initially scheduled for completion at the start of June 2020 with approximately 60,000 site hours to be completed over a condensed 6-month program. However, due to COVID-19, the site has had to move to a restricted working roster that has pushed the expected delivery out to December 2020.

To date the project has completed several milestones, namely the erection of the storage silos and installation of the mill shells, and recently passed 58% completion of the overall scope.

Beever Project Manager Ray Box highlighted that the most significant accomplishment is the safety record. “The site has now surpassed 40,000 hours without any MTI’s or LTI’s, an enormous achievement by the entire team.”

In the coming months, Beever hopes to capitalise on its strong workmanship and relationship with Boral to secure the remaining works packages at the Geelong plant. These include the assembly of four final product silos, an in-feed tripper conveyor system, and a roof structure that connects the new cement grinding facility to the nearby Lascelles Wharf.

Find out more about this project here.