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Case Studies

Parkes Shire Council

$12M Lake Endeavour Dam Security and Safety Upgrade

Procurement Management   |  Risk Management   |   Lean Project Management   |   Environmental Management

  • November 2013 to February 2016.
  • Procurement Support.
  • Full-time (7 days per week) on-site project / principal contractor surveillance.
  • Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality Management plans.
  • Development of Early Warning System
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$65M WTP and STP projects

Procurement Management   |  Risk Management   |   Lean Project Management   |   Environmental Management

  • November 2014 ongoing.
  • Procurement Support, Selected Tenderer Involvement (STI), Engagement, Mobilisation of John Holland Group as Principal Contractor
  • Full-time (7 days per week) on-site project / principal contractor surveillance.
  • Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality
  • Management plans.
  • Financial Management and Reporting
  • Grant Funding support
  • Telemetry System Upgrade
  • 400KW of Solar (PV) system installation
  • Raw Water and Treated Water Pipeline / Rising Main Upgrades
  • Sewage Pump Station and Rising Main Upgrade
  • Section 60 Approval Process
  • Operational Handover
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$19M Advanced Water Recycling Scheme

  • January 2017 ongoing
  • Procurement Support, Engagement, Mobilisation of John Holland Group as Principal Contractor for AWRF
  • Full-time (7 days per week) on-site project / principal contractor surveillance.
  • Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality Management plans.
  • Financial Management and Reporting
  • Grant Funding support
  • 1st Phase – construction of Advanced Water Recycling Facility
  • Support with Detailed Design for Ring Main for Public Open Space Irrigation
  • Stakeholder Consultation
  • Recycled Water Management Plan & Section 60 Approval Process

$3M Lachlan River Pump Station & Bore 8 Upgrade

  • March 2015 – August 2017
  • Procurement Support, Engagement, Mobilisation of Haslin as Principal Contractor
  • Full time on site project / principal contractor surveillance.
  • Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality
  • Management plans.
  • Financial Management and Reporting

Rio Tinto Clermont

$250M Sustaining Capital Works Program

Procurement Management   |  Risk Management   |   Lean Project Management   |   Environmental Management

  • February 2011 to March 2014
  • Strategic Planning, Design and Procurement Support
  • Project Management of Infrastructure Upgrades
  • Full time (7 days per week) on site project/contractor surveillance.

 

Environmental

GVK Hancock

Alpha Coal Project, Alpha QLD

Feasibility-phase 30 mtpa coal mine and railway delivered through Worley Parsons. Planning and Approvals Phase

  • Management of the mine Environmental Authority (EA) process and liaison with Dept. Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) regarding EA conditions.
  • Negotiation and liaison with DEHP regarding rehabilitation commitments.
  • Involvement in the development of offset conditions, including the wildlife corridor strategy.
  • Assistance to the Mine Operations Manager regarding the closure requirements.
  • Management of mine waste strategies for the purpose of approval, and negotiation with DEHP regarding mine waste EA conditions.
  • Liaison with Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population, and Communities (SEWPaC) regarding Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) approval.
  • Management of mine water engineering studies required for the Coordinator General’s Evaluation process.

Mundo Minerals

Torrecillas Gold Mine, Arequipa Province, Peru

Feasibility Study for extension of the mine. Planning and Approvals Phase delivered through Gea Environmental

  • Responsibility for the Bankable Feasibility Study team including guidance and training for project management, report writing, and QA/QC.
  • Review of on-site environmental controls.
  • Assistance with acid rock drainage and waste rock management.
  • Review of Environmental Impact Assessment and approval requirements.
  • Identification of solutions to financing and approval objectives.
  • Management of environmental consultants and lawyers.
  • Review and management of hydrogeological studies.
  • Assistance with the geological drilling program and coordination of workshops.

Parkes Shire Council

Upgrades to Water Infrastructure, Parkes NSW, Australia.  Implementation Phase. Construction of new Water Treatment Plant and Sewage Treatment Plant plus ancillary infrastructure

  • Provision of general advice regarding approvals, permits and licences for the proposed water infrastructure upgrades.
  • Peer review of approval documentation.
  • Review and management of contractor compliance with legislative and contractual obligations.
  • Development of the Environmental Incident Response Plan and ongoing review of environmental incidents.
  • Monitoring and inspections.

BHP Billiton

Sediment Treatment trial, Newcastle NSW Australia.

Dredging and treatment of impacted sediments from Hunter River adjacent to the former BHP Steelworks site. Implementation phase. Delivered through JBS Environmental

  • Following a decade’s worth of impact from the steelworks factory, a trial was implemented to identify an appropriate option for remediation.
  • Responsibilities included on-site environmental management for the duration of the pioneering trial.
  • Monitoring of dust, water, sediment, and odour while 1,000m3 of tar-impacted sediments were dredged from the Hunter River adjacent to the former BHP Steelworks site.
  • A number of chemical stabilisation regimes were applied to the sediment, including Portland cement, fly ash and dolomite.
  • Testing for treatment success including leachability, geotechnical and aesthetic.
  • Verification of compliance with the licences and contract documents.

Rio Tinto Coal Australia

Blair Athol Coal, Clermont QLD Australia

Closure and decommissioning planning for the Blair Athol Coal Mine. Closure phase delivered through Worley Parsons.

  • Coordination of the Decommissioning Plan.
  • Management of environmental studies relating to the closure planning process, and implementation of study recommendations.
  • Development of the Blair Athol rehabilitation and biodiversity studies.
  • Management of Blair Athol’s Remediation Soil Management Program.
  • Proposal of closure criteria consistent with government requirements and community expectations.
  • Development of the Spontaneous Combustion Management Plan.

Boral

Revesby Pesticide Plant, Revesby NSW Australia

Remediation of a former plant via excavation of on-site containment cell. Closure phase delivered through JBS Environmental.

  • Environmental management during the disposal of a stockpile of organochlorine pesticide and asbestos-impacted soil within a containment cell constructed at the site.
  • Environmental management during the excavation of 4,000m3 of soil to allow construction of the containment cell
  • Monitoring and mitigation of groundwater, dust, air toxins, asbestos and odour.
  • Implementation of an exclusion zone via a decontamination unit through which site personnel were required to enter and exit the works area.
  • The conclusion of the works into an overall Contamination Assessment to verify the status of the site.
  • Sampling and analysis of 16 drums of highly contaminated material as part of the program to evaluate disposal options. The drums required transport to Western Australia for disposal by incineration due to this being the only facility licensed to take such material.

 

Information Systems and Communication Technology

$1.1M Parkes Shire Council Telemetry System Upgrade

  • May 2015 ongoing
  • System Design, Procurement Support, Engagement, Mobilisation
  • Full-time principal contractor surveillance.
  • Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality
  • Management plans.
  • Financial Management and Reporting
  • Stakeholder Consultation

The Old Radtel Telemetry System was to be replaced with a modern, open architecture, reliable and easy to manage System. Council chose the Clearscada solution for their project. Over 30 Sites such as Bores, River Intake, WTP, STP, Pump Stations, Reservoirs, Repeaters etc. were to connect. The system also acts as a Virtual Control Room for CCTV Video and Intercom and allows operators to manage sites virtually from anywhere.

 

Lake Endeavour – Early Warning / Predictive Modelling Systems

  • May 2014 to April 2015
  • System Design, Procurement Support, Engagement, Mobilisation, Implementation
  • Full-time principal contractor surveillance.
  • Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality
  • Stakeholder consultation & Training

UMINEX has conceptualised and implemented an Early Warning System which includes predictive modelling based on the dam level data of previous events combined with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts.

The system provides 72 / 48 / 24 / 12 and 4-hour previews with high accuracy for the respective dam and catchment. Councils and Emergency Services are better informed, make better and more accurate decisions and can plan and execute their activities more effectively based on better information.

A Unique Early Warning System

Rio Tinto Coal Australia Clermont Coal Mine

The design and implementation of a Site-wide Security System, for the
management of access & fatigue compliance obligations and supporting 900 employees & 3000 contractors.

Credit Suisse Bank

The design and implementation of a Site Security System, for both facility & computer access and incorporating encrypted smart cards.

German Railway Concern

The design and implementation of a smart card-based company security card for 275,000 employees. German Railway is the largest landowner in Germany.

Lufthansa AG

The design and implementation of a smart card based company security card for 75,000 employees worldwide.