Ferrycarrig carried out the decommissioning of the existing low voltage and11 kV network on the site and the diversion of the 33 kV transmission main, along with the installation of potable water, wastewater, stormwater, communications, and street lighting along the new Badgeries Creek road. Works also include trunk drainage infrastructure construction within the airport site and FRP works including stormwater detention tanks, concrete spillways, headwalls, and road pavements.
Construction of Western Sydney International Airport is underway and on track to begin operations in 2026. Ferrycarrig recently carried out the installation of the following utility assets on this high profile landmark infrastructure project:
- Installation of 2,000 lineal metres of communication conduits.
- Installation of 2,500 lineal metres of electrical conduits including the installation of High Voltage and Low voltage cables.
- Installation of 33KV overhead transmission line for Endeavour Energy.
- Installation, testing, and commissioning of 2,500 lineal metres of a 300dia DICL Water main and various connections along the way.
- Installation of over 2,000 lineal metres of stormwater varying from 375dia to 1,500dia.
- The installation and commissioning of 95 street lights. These were augered utilising an excavator and Auger attachment.
Community consultation was a key component of the works. While connecting 33kV overhead power lines to the existing network, we had to temporarily cut power. To ensure residents were unaffected we provided generators, Additionally, the client provided 7 days’ notice to the community prior to commencement of the works.
Due to client-driven design changes, delays to the works meant we were required to work with the Client in the same area for a period of time, causing congestion. We sequenced our program to work around the Client and maintain open communication so that both parties were well informed of each other’s program.
Coordination with other trades on site was a challenge at the start of the project, however, once we provided a program and updated look ahead, it was a much more streamlined process to enable us to conduct our works without any disruption.
Inclement weather was a challenge as a rain event could halt works for up to a week. We took advantage of weekends and longer working hours and kept an eye on the weather daily to ensure the program was met. Ferrycarrig worked around the client, constantly resequencing and opening different work fronts to keep operations consistent to ensure Ferrycarrig caused no delays.
Ferrycarrig deployed up to 6 multidisciplinary crews to carry out the works. The work was completed on time, on budget, and without injury or incident. Ferrycarrig secured additional stormwater and culvert installation contracts from this client based on the performance of Ferrycarrig’s project delivery team in the execution of this contract.