Ahrens continues excellent relationship with Cavpower

Ahrens have continued their excellent relationship with leading South Australian business, Cavpower, with the design and construct of their new $20-million-dollar Service Operations Centre.

The fit-for-purpose building solution at Gepps Cross will interface with and complement Cavpower’s world-class Component Rebuild Centre at the same site, which Ahrens completed in 2017.

The project has featured a number of complex requirements and equipment installations within the workshop layout and design to ensure it meets Caterpillar’s world-class standard.

Scope of works have included general and new machine build up workshops, hydraulics, engineering fabrication, a track press, wash bay, and spray booth for the painting of Caterpillar equipment.

The centre will integrate some of Cavpower’s existing operations and support services from its Enfield site.

The new facilities will provide safe movement of personnel, customers and equipment with separated access and egress corridors both external to and within the workshop facilities.

Works will also allow for a safer and more efficient receiving and servicing area for Caterpillar equipment; more efficient waste collection and disposal systems; and improved storage and delivery of parts, equipment, fluids and consumables.

The facility will provide an integrated service operation, featuring heavy-duty crane capacity to handle large off-highway Caterpillar trucks and the largest Caterpillar Dozers.

Additional works at the request of the client have included an additional mezzanine fit out to house a first-rate training facility to support Cavpower’s apprentice and specific programs to train young men and women entering the industry.

External works include the client selecting concrete pavers to future guard the hardstand areas, with a broken paver easily replaced as opposed to an entire concrete slab.

A particular focus was providing an enhanced customer service experience and comfortable work environment for employees with a 200-person canteen, caterer’s kitchen, alfresco dining area, coffee station for barista-made coffees, and combined offices, stores, and amenities.

The new facility will greatly enhance Cavpower’s capacity and capability offering to meet customer needs now and into the future.