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Cotter Dam goes back to work

By johnboy 10 April 2012 5

cotter dam expansion

ACTEW have the good news that things aren’t as bad as feared on the flooded Cotter Dam Expansion and they’re going to be back to laying concrete next month:

We now expect to be placing concrete again for the new wall in May rather than in August, as earlier thought. This is a great result and means the project budget will be less affected by the March floods and that the project can be completed quicker than first expected.

Inspections following the flood event show that the new dam held up very well. The damage to the structure, equipment on top of the wall and tower cranes was less severe than expected. Recovery work has also progressed very quickly thanks to the forward planning and efficiency of our construction partners.

They think it’ll all be finished early next year.

[Photo by Androo]


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GardeningGirl 6:24 pm 11 Apr 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

Yeah, I thought the earlier stories were a bit over the top (but perhaps not without foundation). From what I could see, the project seemed to have plenty of liquidity.

I think ACTEW should just go with the flow on this one.

Nice one. 🙂

davo101 12:49 pm 11 Apr 12

johnboy said :

Don’t think so DF, they’re manufacturing the concrete on site, not buying it. But happy to be corrected by anyone able to quote something solid.

The big CO2 hit is from the cement, which they most certainly not be making on site. But it’s probably OK as they can just import that from China……

dungfungus 12:25 pm 11 Apr 12

I hope all the concrete pouing is completed by 1st July 2012 because after that date there will be a hefty price increase for concrete (carbon tax)

    johnboy 12:34 pm 11 Apr 12

    Don’t think so DF, they’re manufacturing the concrete on site, not buying it. But happy to be corrected by anyone able to quote something solid.

AsparagusSyndrome 12:14 am 11 Apr 12

Yeah, I thought the earlier stories were a bit over the top (but perhaps not without foundation). From what I could see, the project seemed to have plenty of liquidity.

I think ACTEW should just go with the flow on this one.

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