TGM provided consultancy services including structural, civil and hydraulic engineering design, survey, planning and project management for the new Vessel Fabrication Building in Corio.
The new building is 315m long x 32m wide and 17m high, with an approximate building area of 10,000sq.m.
The building will be used for the fabrication and assembly of large pressure vessels and will house the latest cutting, rolling and automated welding equipment.
Assembly of vessels up to 5.5m diameter will be undertaken on built for purpose rail trolleys running on 300t capacity assembly lines.
Two 64t and one 10t overhead bridge cranes will be installed, with the design enabling assembly lines a further two 125t bridge cranes to be installed, for a combined lift capability of 250t.
The building also houses cleaning, painting, hydrostatic test and stress relieving oven areas, as well as a dedicated office.
The building is designed as a steel portal frame structure. Large machine pits and foundations were also designed and detailed as part of the project.
The project demonstrates TGM’s specialised capability and skills in the design of large, heavy industrial structures, particularly those supporting maxi overhead travelling cranes and with large machine bases and pits.
The project includes design and other inputs from all of TGM’s disciplines including planning, surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering and project management.
The facility has recently been commissioned and is now in production.
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