Ahrens’ experience drives project's success

Ahrens demonstrated why clients return to them time and time again with the successful completion of a service workshop and office facility for end-user, SEW Eurodrive.

This project was the continuation of an excellent relationship with client Werner Engineering and its director, Darryl Stark, with Ahrens having previously worked on the site for the delivery of Werner Engineering’s custom-designed workshop.

Scope of works for Stage II required the design and construction of a service workshop and office facility for multi-national gearbox and drive manufacturer, SEW Eurodrive.

The project’s design needed to accommodate the service and repairs SEW Eurodrive provide the mining and commercial industry in Mackay, Queensland.

Particular attention was paid to developing a testing facility for heavy industrial gearboxes weighing up to 40 tonnes. The testing facility was sunken down about 800mm and the ceiling built 13 metres high to allow for a 40 tonne crane, running on special runways, to lift the gearboxes.

Further works included the construction of the 1,500 square metre workshop, 200 square metre office and sales department and 2,800 square metres of carpark and hardstand.

All this was completed during the temperamental weather conditions of wet season however the construction program was designed with this in mind and Ahrens managed to waterproof the site in time for any pending weather.