Rob Carr Pty Ltd wins National Earth Award

Utilities infrastructure contractor Rob Carr Pty Ltd (RCPL) has landed its first national accolade at the Civil Contractors Federation’s 2016 National Earth Awards in Canberra.

RCPL and Lendlease (on behalf of Melbourne Water), in a joint submission, were declared the national winners of Category 5 (projects valued between $30–$75 million) for the Alphington Sewer Project in Victoria, beating other Category 5 state winners from around the country.

RCPL General Manager Angelo Soumboulidis said, “The project was up against other fine projects, in particular Seymour Whyte Constructions’ impressive Bullaburra East project, which was the NSW winner for Category 5. Both projects clearly and impressively showcased the ability contained within Seymour Whyte Limited to deliver key infrastructure projects.”

Mr Soumboulidis said the award recognition was a great result for the team that had worked tirelessly to deliver a vital infrastructure project for Melbourne Water.

“I congratulate team members on their efforts that have demonstrated our high level capability and commitment to excellence on one of Melbourne Water’s key infrastructure projects.”

Lendlease and RCPL (as the exclusive subcontractor) delivered the Alphington Sewer Project to reconfigure and upgrade the North Yarra Main Sewer and Kew North Branch Sewer, which included 1.5 km of trenching and pipeline installation, 1.3 km of tunnelling—of which 870 m was a DN1500 curved alignment, caisson shaft construction (9 m ID, 16 m deep), construction of 24 large diameter manholes (up to 5 m ID) with modifications to six others, a siphon sump well installation and decommissioning of 2.3 km of existing sewers and a siphon.

See the project’s video from the 2016 Civil Contractors Federation Victorian Earth Awards.