Costin Roe Consulting successfully completed civil and structural engineering requirements for the Cleanaway Waste Transfer Facility at Erskine Park, in western Sydney NSW, an award-winning project for CIP Constructions.
The Cleanaway Erskine Park facility combines traditional waste transfer processing with cutting-edge sorting facilities to recover more material and optimise landfill diversion. Recyclable materials are separated from the waste stream and managed as a commodity to produce a sustainable fuel source that can be used as a substitute for coal and divert up to 40% of waste from landfill. With a licenced capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year of mixed and putrescible waste, key features of the facility include state-of-the-art odour management technology, automated traffic control system to minimise turnaround times for vehicles upon entry, and an electronic tagging system to minimise customer waiting times.
Costin Roe Consulting also delivered civil and structural engineering services for the Veolia Woodlawn Waste Transfer Facility, near Canberra, which won the firm an ACSE Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering and cemented the firm’s reputation as expert engineering consultants in the development and construction of facilities for the highly automated processing of putrescible waste.
At the 3.1-hectare Cleanaway Erskine Park site, trucks dump rubbish onto the main warehouse floor area. Basically, bulldozers pick up the waste and drop it into trenches from where it is transferred by truck to landfill or other facilities by train. Larger retaining walls and concrete push walls are designed to handle the pressure of bulldozers pushing the waste against one wall. The main superstructure is steel-framed and steel frames deflect waste to the centralised point where a truck is positioned. The firm designed special ancillary frames for the deflector frames and to support the tri-stack fan on the roof for superior odour management.
CLIENT: CIP Constructions | SIZE: site 31,215m2 – structures approx. 4,133m2 | VALUE: $18M construction | COMPLETION: 2018-2019