Contractor care honoured
A Busselton contractor’s proactive approach to protecting native flora and fauna while installing a wastewater main has been recognised with the Civil Contractors Federation WA’s environmental achievement award.
The award, part of the CCF WA’s annual Industry and Training Awards program, recognises excellence and innovation in the civil construction industry.
In 2018, CD Drilling was invited to tender on a Water Corporation project to install 1.6km pipeline in Busselton and identified native and non-native trees, Aboriginal heritage sites, endangered western ringtail possum habitat, and potential acid sulphate soils.
CDD proposed that the entire works be completed by trenchless technology to minimise environmental impact and was issued a sustainability certificate for recycling materials and using environmentally friendly drilling fluids.
CCF WA chief executive Andy Graham congratulated the company for its outstanding achievement.
CD Drilling operations manager Brynn Silke said the company was “extremely honoured” to win the award.
“For a small business out of Busselton, winning the environmental award is great recognition for the hard work and commit-ment to the project,” he said.
“The adverse ground conditions which consisted of high water table and hard rock conditions shows how viable horizontal directional drilling is for the construction of pipelines.
“This project received great recognition for the minimal environmental impact during construction.”
The entire pipeline was constructed using trenchless techniques because of the highly sensitive nature of the local area.
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