Client

TUVALU GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINA WORLD BANK

Partner

MCCONNELL DOWELL

Dates

2015 – 2016 (10 MONTHS)

Value

$10 MILLION

Scope of Works:

Tuvalu is a small island nation located 942km south of the equator. JML’s role on this project included providing specialised equipment and expert personnel. Works were undertaken on local roads and the island’s international airport. As work was undertaken while the airport continued to operate, this demanded skill in delivering work, safely and efficiently, between scheduled flights. Our resourcing for the project included twenty local workers, who we trained and supervised to perform as integral members of the JML team.

The scope of the project was comprehensive. It included initial construction of a compound for plant and machinery, set-up of a concrete batching facility; and end of project demobilisation. Works delivered included:

  • Construction of 5.5km of concrete kerb on local roads and determining the bitumen application rate and chipseal for 15km of local roads
  • Repair of the runway depressions and minor defects on the airport runway and installation of ducting lighting across the runway
  • Consultancy for surfacing designs
  • Construction of a taxiway and turn pad nodes for the international airport runway.
  • Pre-coat 1500m3 of sealing chip on site, application of a seal enrichment coat to 54,000m2 of runway and taxiway and two coat chip seal to 54,000m2 to the international runway between scheduled flights
  • Set-out and marking of all paint marks for runway and roads

Project outcomes were excellent and included making an important contribution to Tuvalu through the training and upskilling of local workers. All aspects of the PAIP were delivered safely to contract specification and without incident.