With a value of $110 million, the fuel infrastructure works at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory represent Duratec’s largest project to date.
Located 15 kilometres outside of Katherine in the Northern Territory, RAAF Base Tindal (Tindal) is one of Australia’s most important Defence sites. Due to its northern location, Tindal operates as a strategic Air Force base, protecting the country’s interests.
Tindal was constructed in 1942 during World War II. It was refurbished in the 1960s and underwent further redevelopment in the 1980s. The majority of the base’s infrastructure, therefore, was approaching 30 years of age and in need of remediation.
How it started
Duratec was engaged by the Department of Defence, via Lendlease, to undertake the construction of fuel infrastructure at Tindal. As well as structures designed to facilitate the base’s key functions, the scope of works included the construction of other supporting infrastructure and buildings.
How it’s going
Works are progressing according to program and the project is approximately 50 per cent complete.
- The Department of Defence estate has the largest land holding in Australia, managing the maintenance of 72 major bases, numerous training areas and other minor establishments
- Duratec has a presence on 52 Defence bases in Australia, to which it delivers whole-of-life projects and upgrades to important base assets
- RAAF Base Tindal’s personnel make up almost 10 per cent of Katherine’s population of 15,000