Heavy Engineering & Fabrication
Heavy Engineering & Fabrication
Dawsons has the ability to manage a project from design through to fabrication and installation. In over 30 years of operation, we have been involved in projects as diverse as structural refurbishments of mine processing plants, fabrication of pressure vessels in SAF2507; design and construction of mine camps and process plants; to the installation of an underground crusher.
We understand that our clients operate in a 24/7 environment and we manage projects between our workshops to ensure that even the tightest deadlines are met. We don’t rely on third parties for supplementary labour – all of our projects are resourced internally. We also own our fleet of trucks, cranes and site tooling so that we maximise control of deadlines and quality at every stage of a project.
Annular Cooler Rebuild
Dawsons provided mechanical labour to rebuild the Annular Cooler at the Whyalla Pellet Plant during its 2019 scheduled outage. This included mobilisation of a total of 150 personnel which included mechanical trades, riggers, doggers and trade assistants.
APT Fire System Upgrade
Dawsons provided the supply, fabrication, installation and commissioning for the Diamantina and Leichardt Power Station Fire System Upgrade. The works were completed around steam and gas turbines, the central control room, power building and generator.
231 Flue & Walkway
The 3m diameter ducting ran was fabricated to replace ducting that runs between Lead Smelter Sinter Plant and the Stack Extraction Fan approximately 80m in length. We carried out the fabrication, trial assembly and delivery to the site and later carried out the installation.
Redevelopment of Mossman Gorge Lower Track
This project was to upgrade the existing lower river walking track which follows the river and provides multiple viewing locations. This walking track followed the existing alignment with the project scope including construction of three new pedestrian bridges, three viewing platforms, and the renewal of the walking track. The walking track renewal consisted of stone edging the walking track with decomposed granite rocks and sealing with Ezi-Street asphalt. Works were completed in a very environmentally sensitive area of the World Heritage Wet Tropics with no incidents.
Whatever it takes. Since joining Dawsons from John Holland in 2010, Brad has led the Townsville division’s delivery of large multi-disciplinary projects at Mt Isa, Gunpowder Mine, QNI, Sun Metals and Townsville Waste Water Treatment Plant. A North Queensland local and Mechanical Engineer, Brad has extensive experience in project management and has worked on most of the major operating sites in North West Queensland. Brad is no shrinking violet and leads from the front with the fitness and wellbeing fads that pass through the Townsville office.
A Miriwinni local, Shaun started as Dawsons Estimator in Cairns in 2003 and what a ride it’s been for us all. Shaun has been instrumental in the successful execution of key contracts and projects at most sites Dawsons operates at. Shaun has proven to be versatile and has grown with the business to apply his expertise across our Heavy Engineering and Civil Construction divisions.
Sometimes mistaken for Sharon’s son, Andy has been the embodiment of #whateverittakes. He has been Site Manager at GEMCO and Phosphate Hill and is now responsible for contract delivery and performance for Dawsons workforce in Mt Isa and its surrounding areas. Andy’s stunt double is often seen managing shutdowns or small projects on other sites. Andy has a very understanding wife and ridiculously sporty offspring.