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SYDNEY GATEWAY PROJECT
Viaduct Headstock – 2022
Melrose Cranes & Rigging recently completed a dual lift to install the heaviest headstock on the Sydney Gateway Project. The lift involved meticulous planning, says Melrose Senior Project Manager Damien Ellison.
“We recently installed headstock number 12 on the Gateway project which is a John Holland Seymour Whyte Joint Venture. It’s the largest headstock we’ve had to lift to date, weighing in at 200,000kg including the rigging,” said Damien.
The headstocks each stand at more than six metres tall and will support an 800m long elevated road, giving motorists a toll-free connection to the airport. The lift involved two Grove all terrains, a GMK 6400 with 400t capacity and 135t of counterweight and a GMK 7450 with 450t capacity and 120t of counterweight.
SYDENHAM STATION JUNCTION PROJECT
Nearing Completion – 2022
With the help of Melrose Cranes, and some of the biggest cranes in our fleet, Sydney Metro reached a milestone at the upgraded Sydenham Station with a new station entrance and new pedestrian concourse opening to the public soon. Huge progress has also been made on the installation of the new platform screen doors at the station, ready for metro services.
EPPING WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL
Stages 1 & 2 – 2022
In May 2022, over two weekends, Melrose Cranes & Rigging installed a total of 39 modules at Epping West Primary School. Our 400t Grove was setup with 49m of luffing fly in order to complete the installation of one of the new buildings for the school.
Stage 2 saw some very tight timeframes for lifting. With modules being delivered overnight in suburban streets, the crane was packed up after every shift, with minimal impact to local residents.
Stage 3 kicks off in late 2022.
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
Service Crane Replacement Works – 2021
In late 2019 Alimak Pty Ltd approached MCR to do the replacement works involving the four service cranes on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge arch. Their choice was based upon Gregg Melrose’s personal affiliation with the job. In 1997 he was the Senior Project Manager for Wilson Cranes, a family based Sydney crane company who installed the existing cranes in that year. Gregg was involved in all planning and works.
After the approach by Alimak, Gregg and his brother Mick (MCR Projects Director) met with Alimak and the preparation commenced. This took many months and an incredible amount of planning. In early 2021, Damien Ellison (MCR Senior Project Manager) was appointed to oversee the works and implement the plan, which came to fruition without a hitch.
The video shows a time lapse coverage of the works.
PORT BOTANY CONTAINER TERMINAL
Container Handler Dismantle – 2020
The project presented a number of challenges including incredibly low ground pressure tolerances with heavy and high lifts, so the lift planning had to be meticulous, said Gregg Melrose.
“On a job like this you will normally be told you can have around 20t of ground pressure per square metre but the wharf engineers came back and told me it was only capable of sustaining four or five tonnes of loading per square metre. One of the cranes we needed to use was a 500t capacity all terrain for some of the main lifts.
WENONA SCHOOL, NORTH SYDNEY
Installation of new block – 2020
Intricate planning between Modscape, Shape Australia and MCR was the key to the successful installation of 22 prefabricated building modules during round the clock shifts over a weekend in July 2020. The job was in a heavily congested area of North Sydney, with tight site access via steep, narrow, tree-lined old streets. The cooperation between all parties was the critical factor to the successful installation of an impressive structure.
Air Conditioner Upgrade – 2020
A mechanical upgrade at Mirvac’s Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre saw Airmaster involved in a 500-ton crane lift to remove existing mechanical plant equipment making way for the new. As part of a large-scale upgrade, Melrose Cranes & Rigging Pty Ltd and Nova Engineering Pty Ltd helped to hoist equipment onto the roof of the centre. The result will see energy efficient cooling systems across the centre, just in time for summer.
SYDENHAM STATION JUNCTION PROJECT
Canopy Installation – 2019
Melrose Cranes has played an integral role in the upgrade of facilities at Sydenham Station as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project. The largest lifts involved our 500T Liebherr to install five massive roof canopies for the concourse, which were built onsite. MCR was also involved in works utilising a range of other cranes in the fleet for a period of over three years. Metro services are expected to begin in 2024.
BARANGAROO HEADLAND PARK
Installation of L Wall
MCR utilised our heavy lift crane fleet for the installation of precast L -Wall sections to create a new sea wall and 50t super t’s from multiple engineer approved suspended slab set up positions.
The crane lifting, logistics and planning took two years to assist Baulderstone to find the right solution to complete a major milestone on the project.
Barangaroo South Project
Project value $6 billion
Melrose Cranes & Rigging is the contracted crane supplier for Barangaroo South, which is Sydney’s largest and most iconic construction project.
Barangaroo South is a vital new development of Sydney’s central business district and will provide extraordinary benefits for Sydney, NSW and Australia. It is a once in a 200 year opportunity to create a bold new place to live, work and visit. It provides room for the city to grow – creating new jobs, stimulating growth and boosting our economy. It also returns this previously private industrial space to the community, including a new naturalistic harbour park. Barangaroo South – the southern 7.5 hectares of the 22-hectare former container port on the western rim of the city – will become the greenest global residential, shopping and business centre in the world. Barangaroo South will have a mix of uses, with commercial and residential buildings as well as shopping, dining, hospitality and public places. It will be a dynamic and authentic part of Sydney.
Leighton Contractors Rail Project
(project value $790 million)
Kingsgrove to Revesby Rail Track Quadruplication
As part of the Kingsgrove to Revesby Quadruplication (K2RQ) Alliance, is delivering the quadruplication of rail lines between Kingsgrove and Revesby Stations in Sydney. Other partners in the K2RQ Alliance include AECOM, Sinclair Knight Merz, MVM Rail, Ansaldo STS and Transport for NSW as the owner participant. As the largest development in the NSW Government’s Rail Clearways Program, the K2RQ Alliance project is designed to improve capacity and reliability on the CityRail network through the delivery of two additional rail tracks between Kingsgrove and Revesby. This will separate local and express services operating on the East Hills Line. As a highly complex project in a live rail environment, detailed planning and rigorous implementation is required to deliver the project safely and efficiently. Melrose Cranes & Rigging were the contracted crane supplier to this project and utilised our full fleet of cranes to assist project construction and completion, involving the removal and replacement of 10 x major rail bridges during possession weekends, new rail substations, portal installation and all general crane requirements.
Leighton Contractors Rail Project
project value $200 million
Southern Sydney Freight Line
New rail freight line construction from Villawood to Glenfield with multiple bridge installations and a 1km raised pre-cast viaduct next to existing rail corridor. The entire Melrose Cranes & Rigging fleet was utilised on this project ranging from 8 tonne to 450 tonne cranes
Woodlawn Wind Farm Project
project value $140 million
The wind farm comprised of 23 x S88- 2.1MW wind turbines with a total output capacity of 48.3 MW. MCR was contracted to Suzlon, who were the turnkey contractor responsible for the engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) delivery of the entire project. The wind farm was completed in the second half of 2011.
Melrose Cranes & Rigging assisted the project with unloading and installing of all components for 23 x 88m high wind turbines.
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