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Ballestrin Going from Strength to Strength

The past 12 months have been a great success for Ballestrin, McMahon Services’ concrete construction and remedial services company, with unprecedented growth and positive feedback from clients across a multitude of project sites.

Clifford Byrne, Ballestrin’s Construction Manager, stated he was proud of his team’s achievements over the last year. “The Ballestrin team have consolidated and achieved exceptional outcomes for our clients under challenging situations.

“I’m certain our exponential growth is because of the excellent client relationships we have achieved in this time, based on the quality of our project delivery.”

Ballestrin has grown from 25 to 70 employees, who are delivering a multitude of projects predominately in South Australia with significant works in Victoria and Queensland. The core management team has grown to eight, who are busy everyday providing operational and logistic support to all sites.

“We’ve had some great success stories at Port of Brisbane, the Department of Defence’s Air 7000 project in Adelaide, and at the Nyrstar Smelter at Port Pirie,” said Clifford.

The Port of Brisbane awarded the McMahon Services Queensland team with the contract to replace 600m of dilapidated rail at Wharf 8, with significant technical elements of the works being supported by Ballestrin. The project is ongoing and on track to be completed over a period of approximately six days across five mini-shutdowns.

“The Port of Brisbane deliberately timed shutdowns to minimise impact on port operations and were grateful for our ability to delivery within these constraints,” said Clifford. “The positive outcome here may result in additional opportunities for Ballestrin on site.”

Meanwhile, on the Air 7000 project located at RAAF Edinburgh in Northern Adelaide, Ballestrin are successfully delivering 12,000m2 of exposed aggregate pavements for the non-airside portion of the works, along with other concrete elements including workshops and roads.

“The onsite team came up with the innovation of bunding the pour area to trap spill water. When we presented the concept to the project superintendent, Lendlease, they liked the idea, and went for it immediately. The bund walls allowed for our Industrial Services team, led by Tony Beevor, to quickly and easily clean the water used in the exposure.”

Further north, building on a 30 year relationship with Nyrstar, Ballestrin recently completed a fast-tracked project for concrete works at the Slag Caster in their Port Pirie Lead Smelter. Twenty highly-skilled concreters and formwork specialists worked day and night to achieve high quality finishes and met all program milestones requested by the client.

Feedback from Nystar’s Project Superintendent, Peter King is that Ballestrin’s work is exceptional.

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