A joint venture between Monadelphous, one of the leading Australian engineering services provider, and Fagioli, an Italian heavy lift and transport company, known as Alevro, has been awarded a contract with Bechtel to provide heavy haul and lift services for the Pluto Train 2 Project in Karratha, Western Australia.
The Pluto Train 2 Project involves expanding the existing Pluto LNG facility, modifying plant infrastructure, and creating additional domestic gas infrastructure to process gas from the Scarborough gas fields. Alevro will be responsible for receiving, transporting, and lifting some of the largest modules weighing approximately 4,500 tonnes that will be used in the construction of the project.
“A project of this magnitude requires unique capability, and Alevro has been called upon to deliver just that. Our approach reimagines the way construction is undertaken and integrated with heavy lifting, incorporating global methodologies for the delivery of Pluto Train 2,” said Alevro Executive Committee member, Cristiano Cavallini.
Alevro has been tasked with managing the heavy haul program for the Pluto Train 2 Project, which involves all related engineering, module receival from ships and barges at port, and transportation using over 150 axle lines of self-propelled modular trailers (SPMT). Additionally, they will use unique lifting techniques that include a custom tower and jacking system not commonly utilized in similar Australian projects. The scope of work is set to conclude in late 2024, and early engineering work has already begun.