Ausco wraps up accommodation works for Port Pirie Transformation Project

17 April 2015

Ausco Modular has wrapped up construction on a new 400-room temporary accommodation camp for workers completing the Nyrstar Port Pirie Transformation Project.


The camp is currently home to 80 contractors but will increase to 400 over the life of the redevelopment and has all the comforts of home with modern kitchen, dining, laundry, storage and administration facilities.



Nyrstar village dining room.


Ausco Modular South Australia Manager Simon Manser said he commended his project team on delivering the camp within the agreed timelines and budget.


“Our team manufactured 147 buildings with the turnaround time for installation of the camp and facilities on site of just six months, including the holiday period over Christmas – that’s less than half the time of a traditional building installation,” Mr Manser said.


“Because much of the construction took place off-site there were minimal disruptions to the community and we are happy to report that there were no safety incidents throughout the duration of the project.


“In addition, the modular buildings will have minimal impact on the land when they are eventually removed, which is great news for the environment.”



Nyrstar village gym.


Mr Manser said the project provided a boost to the local community, with more than 120 local workers assisting with the construction and fit out of the buildings.


“We worked with the Bedford Group to install joinery throughout the whole camp and employed a number of local contractors for plumbing, electricity, air-conditioning, communications and waste facilities,” he said.


“In addition, the buildings were manufactured locally at Ausco Modular’s Edinburgh North factory.


“We really pride ourselves on giving back to the communities in which we operate and are really happy with the commitment of local contractors on this project.”


The temporary accommodation camp is expected to be in place for two years as workers complete the Nyrstar Port Pirie Redevelopment Project.


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