RPC to build massive GRP wastewater shafts

RPC Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply seven large glass reinforced composite (GRP) çascade shafts’for New Zaland’s largest-ever wastewater project.

The company won the contract from the Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture (GAJV) which is constructing Watercare’s Central Interceptor project under a $1.2 billion contract.

A tunnel will stretch 14.7km from Grey Lynn to Watercare’s Māngere Pump Station.

RPC is designing, manufacturing and installing seven shafts between 20 metres and 68 metres deep, with diameters of more than three metres.

The largest of the shafts will be the largest of its’ type ever to be constructed in any country.

The design and engineering works will be conducted from RPC’s Sydney head office with manufacturing shared by RPC’s Corio, Victoria and Batam, Indonesia facilities.

RPC grew out of the Transfield Construction Group, and employs 500 engineers and skilled staff at plants in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, and in South East Asia.

Picture: RPC Technologies

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