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17-02-2014 - Royalla Solar Farm - Major Milestone

Royalla Solar Farm - Major Milestone reached today

Congratulations to the Project and Piling teams for the completion of piling today.  It is a major milestone for the project as announced by David Baker, Construction Manager today.

There are 16650 piles, drilled to 150mm diameter and depth of 1600mm to 1900 mm. Steel “ C” section have been placed into the hole and alignment done prior to pour concrete. Pull out tests were conducted successfully yesterday on 6 sacrificial piles and the Client (ACCIONA) and Consulting Engineer’s (AECOM) representatives witnessed the tests.

Assembly and installation of structures and installation of PV modules (solar panels) is in progress.

There are total 81600 solar panels to be installed on the Project and 45% of the panels have been installed as of today (12/2/14) remaining to be completed by mid of March, 2014.

10-12-2013 - Snowtown & Royalla Feature in "Energy Source and Distribution" Magazine

Two of CATCON's projects have featured in this months Energy Source and Distribution Magazine:

Firstly: Snowtown Revamps Image as Clean Energy Capital - highlights the benefits of the project to the area.

Secondly: NSW and ACT Unite to Further Clean Energy Outcomes - discusses the joint NSW/ACT renewable energy  body with a focus on Royalla Solar Farm.


12-11-2013 - Rundle Mall Photo/Video Gallery

The Rundle Mall Masterplan website recently posted some photos and videos on the first stages of the Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project:


"The Rundle Mall Redevelopment is well and truly under way!

Stage 1 & 2 of the Rundle Mall Redevelopment have now been opened to the public, with the Lord Mayor unveiling the art installation A Day Out, fondly known as 'The Pigs', in front of a large crowd on Friday 8 November 2013.

You can see some photos of the exciting occasion below, and keep an eye on this page for a timelapse showing the final days of the section.

The timelapse below was produced earlier in the year showing the extraordinary amount of work that goes on at night, with underground infrastructure works and future-proofing being a major part of the upgrade."

04-11-2013 - 20MW Royalla Solar Farm Contract Award

CATCON are pleased to announce contract award to construct the 20MW Royalla Solar Farm project, south of Canberra. Early works have already commenced with the project due for completion by mid, 2014.

CATCON are the sole contractor on site, working with our client Acciona Energy Oceania, contracted works consist of Balance of Plant: Civil Works, Mechanical Assembly, Electrical Works and HV Cabling Works.

The solar farm will create approximately 100 jobs during construction and when completed, generate enough electricity to power about 4500 Canberra homes. At the time of completion, Royalla will be one of the largest solar projects under operation in Australia.

The project will have 17,000 foundation piles – above-ground PV structures, including 80,000 Solar Panels, 10 Conversion Blocks, Meter Station enclosures and approximately 25km of underground cabling network.

28-10-2013 - CATCON listed in Top 100 2013 Company “The Cream” South Australia

We are very pleased to announce that CATCON have again taken a position in the recent Top 100 SA Companies in the InBusiness “The Cream” – South Australia listing.

The Cream, lists SA’s largest companies as measured by gross revenue. This year CATCON appeared in 10th place in the Contractors and Developers category.

CATCON’s capabilities, as a well-established and leading Civil Construction Company is again evidenced by our inclusion in The Cream listing for 2013, and our teams continue to demonstrate a proven capacity to complete major projects across Australia.

22-08-2013 - Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project Featured on Ten News

The Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project was featured on Ten News recently. The story shows the first of the trees being planted, a general progress report and some feedback from shoppers and retailers.

Click here to view: http://ten.com.au/ten-news-adelaide.htm?vid=2619604366001

23-07-2013 - The Advertiser: South Australia's largest wind farm Snowtown II starts to take shape

The Advertiser recently featured an article regarding the Snowtown Wind Farm Project:


"SOUTH Australia's newest high-tech wind farm at Snowtown is coming together piece by piece, some up to 53 metres long.

The first shipment of the close to 700 massive pieces of equipment that make up the 270 megawatt Snowtown II wind farm arrived at Port Adelaide this week from China and Denmark."

03-07-2013 - Snowtown WF II - Project Update

CATCON are continuing to push forward on civil works at the Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 project, with 77 of 90 turbine bases now poured and all concrete pours expected to be completed by the end of July. Installation of rock anchors has commenced and is on track for completion by the end of September, while 140,000 tonnes of rock material sourced on site has been crushed for use as road base for the wind farm road network.

140 people are currently based on site, 62 of which are from CATCON with the balance being from consortium partner CPP, the Client – Trust Power – and turbine supplier Siemens. Siemens are ramping up operations on site in readiness to commence Tower Erection in mid-July, CPP continue work on the electrical network and substation which will be energized in late September.

28-06-2013 - Snowtown Skate Park

Recently all major stakeholders involved in the construction of Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 Project have completed works on a Community Project in the regional town of SA, Snowtown.

This Community Project was a joint project between Trustpower, CATCON and CPP, constructing a community skate park for local youth. Stakeholder commitment included, earthworks and concreting services supplied by CATCON and Trustpower purchased all materials required. CATCON were able to donate time, people and equipment to work on the project while CPP have made a major financial donation to the community project.

19-06-2013 - Time Lapse Video of Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project

The Adelaide City Council recently captured a time lapse video of night works that CATCON are currently undertaking for the Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project. The video demonstrates how the majority of works are being undertaken at night so as to limit disruption and impact on traders and the general public.

17-05-2013 - Words into Action: Diversity and Inclusion in the Work Place

CATCON was recently featured in a South Australian State Government Ebook called "Words into Action: A practical guide to achieve equity in your workplace and improve your company's performance". The guide - put together by the Premier's Council for Women features a case study on some of CATCON's employees.

You can view the case study here:

01-08-2012 - Construction starts on Snowtown II Wind Farm

CATCON are pleased to announce the award of civil works for the Snowtown II Wind Farm including; design, roads, hard stands, concrete foundations and operations and maintenance facilities.

Works will commence this month on the construction phase of the Snowtown II Wind Farm, located adjacent to the existing Snowtown I facility. The project will add an additional 90 turbines to the development to make it the largest in the state with an installed capacity of 270 megawatts, generating enough renewable energy to power 180,000 South Australian homes.

The Snowtown II Wind Farm will be built by New Zealand-based TrustPower and Siemens using a world-leading gearless drive wind turbine technology. Parties involved in the construction are Siemens, CATCON and CPP.

The civil works component will consist of 50km of road works, 400,000m3 of earthworks and 35,000m3 of concrete to turbine foundations.

The Snowtown II Wind Farm Project is a significant project for South Australia and expands CATCON's existing portfolio of renewable energy projects in Australia.

16-07-2012 - New Project: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

CATCON has already commenced work at the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment project for head contractor Baulderstone. CATCON's portion of works include; bulk excavation and off-site placement of excavated materials, classification, sorting and containment of contaminated soils, provision of site access, pavement works, stormwater management and crane and piling rig hardstands.

29-11-2011 - New Project: Removal of Clayton Regulator

CATCON has been successful in tendering for the removal of the Clayton Regulator. The Clayton Regulator is located 90km South East of Adelaide on the Murray River/Lake Alexandrina between Hindmarsh Island and Clayton Bay. The Regulator was used to prevent salt water from traveling up stream during a period of low water levels. Part of the regulator was previously removed to allow water to flow again, now the entire regulator needs to be removed.

70,000m3 of material will be excavated, using excavators at their digging limits both in the water and on the Regulator itself. While being careful not to disturb the natural river bed, water quality will also be measured daily to ensure works do not effect the natural balance of the river system. Excavated materials will be taken to a nearby dump site and tested for acid sulfate.

01-11-2011 - CATCON listed in Top100 SA 2011 Company Index

We are very pleased to advise that CATCON have ranked again in the recent TOP100 SA  2011 COMPANY INDEX, this year we ranked # 37.

CATCON's placing at no. 37 (up from 41 in the 2010 Index) is a true testament to the collective and consistent efforts, hard work and committment of the entire CATCON team

Our ranking again in the 2011 index demonstrates CATCON's national capabilities and the completion of major projects completed across Australia, some of national significance.

01-11-2011 - CCF National Award Finalist 2011

We are pleased to announce that CATCON were a finalist in the National Civil Contractors Federation of Australia - Earth Award for our Dry Creek Rail Yard Relocation project. The award ceremony was held on the 22nd October 2011 at the CCF national conference.

CATCON was a finalist in Category 4 - $20 million to $75 million projects.

We believe our place as a finalist in a national award program is evidence and recognition of the large scale, high quality projects completed by the CATCON team. Being a finalist in the 2011 awards program sets the benchmark for future projects.


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