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Contract awarded for Burnett River dam wall replacement

Contract awarded for Burnett River dam wall replacement

Sunwater has formed an alliance to deliver a new dam wall at the Paradise Dam on Queensland’s Burnett River, appointing CPB Contractors and Georgiou as construction partner and GHD as the ongoing design partner.

Located downstream of the Paradise Dam, near Bundaberg, the infrastructure project aims to provide a long-term water security and storage solution for the region.

The project is a response to the discovery of three unforeseen issues that have emerged in the 18-year-old Paradise Dam: swelling clay, cement leaching and carbonation. These issues, originating from the dam’s initial construction, have been identified as significant contributors to the compromised long-term strength and quality of its concrete.

With extensive experience in dam design and construction, CPB Contractors, a member of the CIMIC Group, brings a wealth of expertise to the project.

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CIMIC Group executive chairman Juan Santamaria stated that CPB Contractors has successfully delivered over 150 water, dam and reservoir projects throughout Australia.

“We have extensive experience delivering essential infrastructure in regional Australia, and we’re pleased to support this next stage of works that benefits Queensland communities,” said Santamaria.

CPB Contractors managing director Jason Spears added: “Having successfully delivered the Paradise Dam Essential Works, our expert teams understand the complexities of this critical regional project and we’re looking forward to expanding our local team.”

“This important project is an opportunity for CPB Contractors, as part of the alliance, to work with our local delivery partners so that we’re building a skills legacy that meets future demand.”


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