Ahrens was awarded the tender to supply, fabricate and erect stage three of the glass production facility.
Having also completed stage one and two for Leighton Contractors, the 970 tonne structure involved a significant amount of welded beams and columns for the furnace expansion.
Ahrens also fabricated and erected the internal supports for the furnace and production equipment along with handrails and walkways.
Ahrens Steel played a key role in the $157m Railcar Depot Relocation project, which involved the relocation of the State’s railyards from North Terrace to Dry Creek to make way for a new hospital.
Ahrens was appointed by head contractor Baulderstone to supply and erect a structural steel package totalling more than 1000 tonnes, with a contract value of more than $6m.
Structural steel was fabricated at Ahrens’ new world-class facility at Kingsford, just north of Adelaide, and 10 buildings were erected on site. The main building features substantial overhead walkways and state-of-the-art access systems, together with elevated rail to allow undercar servicing. Other buildings include a diesel maintenance facility, the internal clean building, an automated train wash and an undercarriage wash.
The project was very successful for Ahrens, as the company was able to maintain its reputation for meeting tight deadlines by delivering the project a week ahead of schedule.