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Engineering Excellence Awards

Woodside Energy’s new 135-kilometre offshore pipeline project has picked up the overall award at the 2005 WA Eng-ineering Excellence Awards announced recently. Other major projects that won awards included: the $103 million Gera-ldton Port redevelopment (Infrastructure category); •upgrade of the historic Busselton floodgates (Environment and Regional Communities categories); •the Beenyup Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade and; •Alcoa’s Residue Carbo-nation project at Kwinana which involves making a refinery waste product (residue) more environmentally friendly andpotentially re-usable (Research & Development category). But the big winner was Woodside’s Trunkline System Exp-ansion Project (TSEP).The pipeline project – which involved laying a new 42-inch diameter pipeline from the North Rankin platform to Woodside’s gas plant on the Burrup Peninsula – won the major award, as well as associated projects winning the categories of Resource Development; and Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.The new pipeline was laid in water up to 125m deep and had to be designed and built to withstand severe cyclonic con-ditions. The project is part of a substantial expansion of the North West Shelf Infrastructure and came in under budget at $679 million, and a month and a half early.Some 35 projects from around the world featuring WA engineering expertise were entered in the 2005 WA Engineering Excellence Awards.Other winners included Atteris Pty Ltd, JP Kenny, URS Australia, Beenyup Alliance, the Water Corporation, Leighton Contractors, GHD, GHD-Black & Veatch, Speno Rail Main-tenance Australia, ESSA Australia, Ultra Trace, WML Consultants, Barclay Mowlem Constructions, Sinclair Knight Merz, Alcoa World Alumina, WA School of Mines - Curtin University of Technology, GRD Minproc and Robil Engineering.

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