Magazine - Mar 2013


Rooney Earthmoving Magazine
Mar - 2013 - web (.pdf)

Progress and statistics on the Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme, designed, funded and constructed by REL, explain why this one of the largest HDPE lining jobs in the Southern Hemisphere when combined with the Carew Ponds - which also feature for inlet and outlet construction.

KiwiRail required 935tonnes of rock to protect and stabilise a cliff, severely damaged by the sea. Similarly, embankment armour had to be reinstalled at  Primeport with extra replacement of 9400 quarried tonnes . The Oamaru Breakwater was also repaired.

Fertiliser for Balance Agri-Nutrients is quickly unloaded from coastal ships with a special long-reach excavator and transported to storage sheds. Eight years of work continues for Blakely Pacific’s Waimate Forest, stockpiling, crushing and screening rock for roading maintenance and extension, while the Timaru Wastewater Treatment Plant nears completion.

Work continues on dairy conversions, effluent ponds, shed platforms, border dykes, lanes, while the REL Timaru workshop gets a substantial addition.

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