Viterra operates a grain storage and handling network spanning key growing regions in South Australia and Western Victoria with a total storage capacity of over 10 million tonnes.
Viterra utilises various forms of storage across its sites depending on the operational need. Concrete cells are predominately utilised at the shipping terminals. The ability to load vessels quickly and reliably minimises wait times and freight costs to the export markets and removes risk premiums that buyers would otherwise embed into pricing.
Viterra identified that their facilities at Port Adelaide and Port Lincoln required remediation to ensure peak operational performance during the busy harvest season.
The scope included:
- Crack injection (syringe injection of epoxy solution).
- Concrete repair (applying flowable, and hand applied cementitious repair mortars).
- Coating application.
- Joint sealing.
- Supply and installation of specialist access systems (elevated work platforms and scaffolding).
- As the works needed to be completed prior to the grain season, in a shutdown window between August and October, our first priority was to conduct a survey of the proposed repair blocks to assess and identify the defects.
- The results of the inspection indicated that a significant change to the scope of works was required, and we worked in partnership with Viterra to redefine the remediation program.
- Concrete Repair