Recent Projects

GrainCorp Oilseeds Refinery – Vegetable oil processor and tank farm

GrainCorp

Design, Fabrication and Installation of 54 API650 Insulated and Heated Oil tanks with agitators up to 450KL, pipework and equipment including refiner and blending system.

Location: West Footscray and Numurkah, VIC
Client: GrainCorp
Contract Value: $18+ million
Completion: Current


Mars Petcare – Single Serve Upgrade

Mars Petcare

Fully Integrated Meat preparation, Tray filling, Cooking and Packaging line.

  • Full design, fabrication, testing and installation of Meat de-palletizing, conveying, sorting and mustering equipment.
  • Design and Installation of mixers, pigging systems, screw augers, hoppers and stainless steel pipework.
  • Installation of ABB robotic loaders, retort cookers, platforms and walkways.
  • Installation of packaging and palletizing equipment.
  • Design and installation of steam and services piping systems.
  • Commissioning and FAT support.
  • Onsite construction management, Quality Systems and OH&S management.

Location: Wodonga, VIC
Client: Mars Petcare
Contract Value: $13+ million
Completion: 2018


Allied Mills Tamworth – Food Ingredients Plant Upgrade

Allied Mills

Piping and Mechanical Works for Upgrade of Existing Manufacturing of Food Grade Products including Gluten, Starch, Dextrins and Caramel. Piping and Mechanical Works for installation of New Manufacturing Process to produce Food Grade Glucose.

  • Installation of Free Issued Falling Film Evaporators and Hydrocyclones.
  • Installation of Free Issued Ion Exchange Columns, Rotary Vacuum Filter, Pumps, Valves
  • Heat Exchangers and Cooling Towers.
  • Design and installation of steam and services piping systems.
  • Design, Supply and installation of various Process Tanks and Systems.
  • Fabrication, Supply and Installation of New Interconnection Pipework.
  • Commissioning Support.
  • Onsite management, Quality Systems and OH&S management.

Location: Tamworth, NSW
Client: Allied Mills
Contract Value: $5 million
Completion: 2017


Orora Paper WWTP Upgrade

Veolia Water Technologies

Piping and Mechanical Works for Upgrade of Existing Manufacturing of Food Grade Products including Gluten, Starch, Dextrins and Caramel. Piping and Mechanical Works for installation of New Manufacturing Process to produce Food Grade Glucose

  • Design, Supply, Fabricate & Install 1-off 316 S/S Flocculation Tank.
  • Design, Supply, Fabricate & Install 2-off 316 S/S Return Tanks.
  • Design, Supply, Fabricate & Install 1-off 316 S/S Sludge Tank.
  • Design, Supply, Fabricate & Install 2-off 316 S/S Rectangular Clarifier Tanks.
  • Pipework Installation. Full Quality Assurance include Welder Traceability and NDT.
  • Design, Supply & Install miscellaneous Access Platforms / Ladders.
  • Installation of client supplied Pumps / Piping / Pipe Supports / Instruments / Chemical Dosing Equipment / Centrifuges and miscellaneous Plant and Equipment.
  • Full onsite Project Management and site control including day to day operations.
  • Final Plant Commissioning

Location: Botany, NSW
Client: Veolia Water Technologies
Contract Value: $2.9 million
Completion: 2017


Lend Lease – MRP Project

Lend Lease

Explosives Plant

  • Design, fabrication & Installation of 24 x 5.5m plus 2 x 6m diameter stainless steel storage tanks, associated pipework and access platforms
  • Fabrication and installation of pipe rack steelwork and associated pipework for both Greenfield and Brownfield sites.
  • Fabrication and installation of Chilled Water line (in excess of 3,000m of s/s piping)
  • Providing a 24hr site maintenance team
  • All welding in accordance with ASME 1X & minimum 10% radiographed

Location: Mulwala
Client: Lend Lease
Contract Value: $42 million
Completion: 2017


Terminals – Port Botany

Port Botany

Bitumen plant work

  • 2 x 10,000m³ bitumen storage tanks - tanks are 26 metres wide and overall height of 21 metres
  • 4 x 1,000m³ bitumen day tanks / 2 x 150m³ batching tanks
  • 1 x 90m³ feed preheating tank and heat exchangers
  • 2 x aeration towers & 2 x air compressors
  • Associated insulated piping, pumping equipment and heat tracing systems

Location: Port Botany, NSW
Client: Terminals Pty Ltd
Contract Value: $6.5 million
Completion: 2015


Mars – Bathurst

Mars Bathurst

Dryer Contract/Kibble Bin Contract/Piping and Processes contract

  • All process and services piping, pump skids, valve trains and associated equipment
  • Fabrication and installation of kibble bins, intermediate storage bins and hoppers
  • Dryer installation

Location: Bathurst, NSW
Client: Mars Petcare
Contract Value: $3.5 million
Completion: 2015


Danone/Boccard – Kiewa

Danone

Yogurt Factory Upgrade

  • Fabrication and installation of valve skids, and all associated process piping
  • Supply and install of 25,000 litre food grade fermentation pressure tanks to 1.5BAR working pressure
  • Supply and install of 25,000 litre batching tanks to atmospheric working pressure
  • All works fabricated and installed to food grade specifications with all items passing through bacterial testing prior to commissioning
  • Pipe spooling
  • All tanks insulated and polished to Ra.8 finish
  • Installation of client supplied product skids and onsite commissioning of the above works
  • Onsite project management of 200 tonne crane for tank installation
  • Ongoing 24hr maintenance breakdown servicing

Location: Kiewa, VIC
Client: Danone/Boccard
Contract Value: $4.0 million
Completion: 2015


Bovis Lend Lease – Mulwala Redevelopment Project – Design & Installation of an explosive manufacturing & storage facility

Bovis Lend Lease

Lend Lease Project Management & Construction is the key contractor behind the $369 million modernization of the Department of Defence propellants manufacturing facility at Mulwala in southern New South Wales.

The project involves the refurbishment of key existing buildings built in the early 1940s, and to construct 30 new buildings for the manufacturing of propellants, operational support and administration. The redevelopment is being conducted over an area of about 120 hectares.

The Mulwala facility supplies military-grade propellants and high explosives to Thales Benalla ammunition manufacturing facility in northern Victoria. The modernisation will ensure that the Australian Defence Force has a locally made supply of world-class munitions for the next 20 years and a manufacturing facility that complies with stringent safety and environmental standards.

JC Butko engineering have been involved in various projects over the past 4-5 years:

  • Design, fabrication & Installation of 24 x 5.5m plus 2 x 6m diameter stainless steel storage tanks, associated pipework and access platforms.
  • Fabrication and installation of pipe rack steelwork and associated pipework for both Greenfield and Brownfield sites.
  • Fabrication and installation of Chilled Water line (in excess of 2,000m of s/s piping).
  • Providing a 24hr site maintenance team
  • All welding in accordance with ASME 1X & minimum 10% radiographed.
    The large majority of works were completed in the Wodonga factory and transported to Mulwala for site installation.

Location: Mulwala, NSW
Client: Lend Lease Project Management & Construction
Contract Value: $26 million
Commenced: 2008
Completion: Ongoing
Project Manager: Michael Butko


Terminals Pty Ltd
Port Botany Bitumen Plant

Terminals Pty Ltd

Terminals Pty Ltd is Australia's largest independent bulk liquid terminalling company. They provide bulk liquid storage at four major ports in Australia for companies importing or exporting bulk liquid chemicals, fuels, petroleum products, vegetable oils and liquefied gasses.

The Port Botany Project involved the construction of a bitumen import and dispatch facility. A summary of the site tankage is as follows:
  • 2 x 10,000m3 bitumen storage tanks (one existing). The tanks are 26 metres wide and have an overall height of 21 metres.
  • 4 x 1,000m3 bitumen day tanks;
  • 2 x 150m3 batching tanks;
  • 1 x 90m3 feed preheating tank and heat exchangers
  • 2 x aeration towers
  • 2 x air compressors
  • Associated insulated piping and pumping equipment.
JC Butko Engineering was the main mechanical contractor for the new Bitumen Plant. Key project responsibilities were:-

  • Installation of mechanical equipment inclusive of Boilers, Combustor, pumps, oxidization columns and associates valves and instruments supplied by client.
  • Fabrication and installation of all pipework, pipe bridges and pipe supports.
  • Fabrication and installation of access platforms, stairs and walkways in accordance with
- Australian Standards.
- Management of subcontractors (Insulation, NDT, Scaffolding, Painting, Galvanising) The majority of works were completed in the Wodonga factory and transported to Port Botany for site installation.

Location: Port Botany, Sydney NSW
Client: Terminals Pty Ltd.
Contract Value: $5.5 million
Commenced: Feb 2012
Completion: Dec 2012
Project Manager: Paul Symonds


Battery Recycling Facility – Installation

Renewed Metal Technologies

Renewed Metal Technologies (RMT) chose Wagga Wagga, NSW as its base to establish a lead recovery plant using the world’s best technology. The $55 million plant, which provides 55 jobs produces 25,000 tonnes of lead a year by processing 42,000 tonnes of used lead acid batteries – the batteries used in cars and other applications. As at Dec 12, The RMT site in Wagga is one of only five facilities in Australia with the capacity to recycle used lead acid batteries (ULAB).

JC Butko were the main mechanical contractor with hey responsibilities including:

  • Installation of mechanical equipment tanks and steelwork supplied by an overseas company.
  • Fabricate and install equipment support structures and access platforms, stairs and walkways in
    accordance with Australian Standards.
  • Fabrication and installation of process and utilities piping. Coordination & project management of subcontractors (Electrical, Instrumentation, Insulation,
    Scaffolding, Painting, Galvanising)

Location: Wagga, NSW
Client: Renewed Metal Technologies
Project Value: $55 million
Contract Value: $10.5 million
Commenced: Jul 2009
Completion: Feb 2010
Project Manager: Michael Butko


Nestle Tongala
Nutriceutical Project
Installation of a new Nutriceutical line

Nestle

JC Butko Engineering was one of the key contractors involved with the $17m expansion at Nestlé’s Tongala factory in Regional Victoria. The Tongala factory in the state’s North-East, has been transformed into a state- of-the-art facility for Nestlé’s Health Sciences business as a manufacturing hub for Oceania, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Following 18 months of construction work including rebuilding and refurbishing part of the existing site and installing new production lines, the factory now manufactures Nestlé Health Science’s hospital-grade ready to drink liquid supplements such as Resource, Isosource and tube feeding solutions for sick people who are unable to consume normal food.

JC Butko were the main mechanical contractor with hey responsibilities including:

  • Fabrication and installation of Platforms and stairs and all process lines.
  • Installation of supplied machinery including 6 tonne Scanima.
  • Organization off all crane lifts and roof removal and reinstallation.
  • All process lines were 316 S/S and purged welded from 20mm to 300mm tube.
  • Fabrication and installation of 3 new ingredient hoppers and 2 smaller fluid tanks.
  • Use of confined space to repairs of 3 existing product tanks.

Location: Tongala, VIC
Client: Nestle
Contract Value: $1.3 million
Commenced: Jun 2011
Completion: Sep 2011
Project Manager: Michael Butko and Mark Ellis


Gyprock Project – Plasterboard Line Design & Installation

Gyprock

JC Butko engineering were responsible for the fabrication and installation of the material handling and storage facility of raw and refined products at the CSR facility in Yarraville, Victoria.

Key responsibilities included:

  • Fabrication of 8 conveyors (largest 200m long),
  • Fabrication of various load hoppers
  • Fabrication of 6m diameter storage hopper. JC Butko Engineering were also contracted to deliver items to site in Melbourne and supervise the installation of all items and produce the appropriate documentation.

Location: Yarraville, Melbourne, VIC
Client: CSR
Contract Value: $3 million
Commenced: 2008
Completion: 2009
Project Manager: Michael Butko


Macleay River Floodplain Bridge

Abigroup

The 3.2km high-level bridge spanning the river and floodplain is the longest operating road bridge in Australia. Initially, the scope comprised two separate twin-bridges totaling 2.45km in length. However, during post-contract negotiations the RTA increased the scope of the project to a longer, single bridge.

JC Butko Engineering’s contract scope involved the fabrication and supply of Barrier Rails, Bridge Bearing Plates, Formwork and S/S Drainage. All works were carried out in the Wodonga factory and transported to site for installation.

Location: Kempsey NSW
Client: Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd.
Project Value: $185 million
Contract Value: $3.5m (Supply Barrier Rails and Bearing Plates)
Commenced: 2010
Completion: 2012

Project Manager: Alwyn Tonks


Greater Western Highway Upgrade - Woodford to Hazelbrook

Abigroup

As part of the Great Western Highway upgrade, the existing two/three lane highway between Station Street, Woodford and Winbourne Road, Hazelbook is being widened to a four lane, divided highway. This is the final stage of the upgrade from Woodford to Hazelbrook and it is jointly funded by the NSW and Federal governments.

JC Butko Engineering’s contract scope involved the fabrication and supply of Twin and Double Barrier Rails. All works were carried out in the Wodonga factory and transported to site for installation.

Location: Hazelbrook NSW
Client: Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd. NSW)
Contract Value: $1.3m (Supply Barrier Rails and Bearing Plates)
Commenced: 2012
Completion: 2014
Project Manager: Alwyn Tonks


Swan Hill Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Roads and Maritime Services

As part of the Great Western Highway upgrade, the existing two/three lane highway between Station Street, Woodford and Winbourne Road, Hazelbook is being widened to a four lane, divided highway. This is the final stage of the upgrade from Woodford to Hazelbrook and it is jointly funded by the NSW and Federal governments.

JC Butko Engineering’s contract scope involved the supply of Steel Fabrication, Mechanical Shafts & Gears.

Location: Swan Hill, VIC
Client: Roads and Maritime Services
Contract Value: $0.7m (Supply of Steel Fabrication & Mechanical Shafts & Gears)
Commenced: 2011
Completion: 2012
Project Manager: Alwyn Tonks


We have also accomplished major mechanical works on the Barham Bridge Project and the Carrathool Bridge Project in Direct Association with the Roads and Maritime Services.

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Australia

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