Contractors working on the $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore project will be spared a three hour commute to work with the completion of a new accommodation camp at Roy Hill Station by Ausco Modular this month.
The camp, affectionately labeled Camp Kennedy, is one of the biggest mobile accommodation camps Ausco Modular has delivered since it launched its mobile offering in 2013 – equaled only by its Duck Creek camp in 2014.
Roy Hill plug 'n' play camp.
Ausco Modular Key Account Manager WA Ashley Butler said in just five weeks, the project team delivered a full-service overflow camp to cater for up to 300 additional workers.
“The new camp is modelled directly on Roy Hill’s existing on-site accommodation and workers will have access to all the comforts of home including en suited rooms, dining and recreation facilities, a gymnasium, as well as Wi-Fi and Foxtel throughout the camp,” Mr Butler said.
“The camp’s location at Roy Hill Station will significantly reduce travel time for the workers who have previously been commuting up to three hours from a camp in Newman.”
Mr Butler said the flexible, high-quality nature of Ausco Modular’s mobile offering was invaluable for projects such as Roy Hill which needed to ramp up or down at short notice and a much better option than traditional camp installations.
“To be able to deliver a camp of this scale in just five weeks doesn’t even compare to traditional building methods,” he said.
“This camp is expected to be in place for around three months, and once it has been removed we will be able to re-service the buildings and integrate them back into our mobile fleet.
“In addition, the non-invasive nature of mobile camps means we can remove the camp and facilities with minimal impact on the environment.”
Roy Hill Station Chief Executive Officer David Mills said he enjoyed working with Ausco Modular’s project team to deliver what he called an ‘impossible project’.
“Going from a bare four hectare site to a fully functional 300 man camp less than five weeks is phenomenal to say the least,” Mr Mills said.
“The team were very professional whilst working through the hottest period of the Pilbara’s summer, nothing was ever a problem and all our company received were results.
“The product comes highly recommended with all the comforts one could expect from this style of accommodation.
“We at Roy Hill Station look forward to the potential of expanding our camp with comfort and reassurance knowing Ausco Modular’s incredible capabilities.”
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