- Supply and installation of numerous industrial buildings, canopies, airlocks and storage areas
- Construction of civil structures, including machinery pits and foundations
- Installation of hundreds of pieces of Japanese equipment in the 2012 Engine Shop upgrade, based on a high-precision set-out
- Continued maintenance of the Engine Shop utilising support labour.
The project also involved:
- Interpreting Japanese drawings to find anchoring locations, laying these out on a CAD drawing of the new building (22,000 m2)
- Specialist subcontractor work – laying out thousands of anchor locations in empty factory
- Civil work – concrete cutting the thousands of anchor locations
- Management – unloading hundreds of containers at offsite location before bringing equipment into final laydown area
- Mechanical work – installing machines and getting them up and running
- Subcontractor work – working with teams of electricians and plumbers to connect the machines
- Maintenance – identifying areas where processes could be improved using custom mechanical works.
Conceptualising the entire process in CAD form allowed work to be completed in specific phases for maximum efficiency – set-out, anchor point construction, placement, connection, and maintenance.
Shut Down/Non-Operation Periods
Brunton Engineering & Construction appreciates the importance of performance targets, and recognises the crucial role shut-down time plays to the bottom line of any business. The company persistently works to critical production schedules, often under extremely short notice.
Novel techniques used in this process include:
- Layout of hundreds of machines, each processing specific engine components
- Layout completed in conjunction with meteorologist to within +/- 1mm accuracy
- Equipment installed and levelled
- Electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment connections (working with multiple trades)
- Maintenance during initial production phases extended for five-year period while machines produced thousands of engines