Sami Bitumen Kwinana Terminal Civil & Building Works


Kwinana, Perth, WA


Colas Australia

Completion Date

March 2018

Sami Bitumen Kwinana Terminal Civil & Building Works

In order to better service the Western Australian market, Sami Bitumen Technologies, a member of the French Colas Group of Companies, required a second import and processing terminal in the Fremantle Ports area, to support its existing operations in North Fremantle. Following an open competitive tender process, Carey was awarded the contract to manage the construction of civil infrastructure and building at the new Kwinana site.

Over 1,000m3 of concrete was poured as part of the project, with Carey staff assisting the design consultants and the owner to resolve and rationalise constructability details and reduce the overall concrete requirements. The project also allowed us to further develop the career of one of our Indigenous trainee labourers with the project providing the opportunity and funding for his non-slewing crane operator

Our services included:

  • Management of Asbestos Contaminated Materials (ACM) that existed on the site;
  • Installation of underground service culverts, conduits and drawpits;
  • Construction of site drainage system including infiltration ponds, flush pits, manholes and pipework;
  • Concrete foundations, slabs and bund walls;
  • Fabrication and installation of loading gantry steelwork; and
  • Construction and fitout of the mechanical control centre building.

This multifaceted civil infrastructure project allowed Carey to demonstrate its capabilities in managing complex projects, with disciplines ranging from earthmoving through concrete and steel construction and HVAC / Electrical / Plumbing installations.