In 2014, Senex Pty Ltd awarded Dunstans Construction Group the contract to install 10km of Fibrespar in the Cooper Basin.
Due to challenging geological characteristics, Senex chose to use Fibrespar, a spoolable composite pipe with the ability to be ploughed directly into place.
- Our team prepared the pipe alignment with a D10 Bulldozer, then utilised an in-house designed and constructed plough system attached to a D9 Bulldozer to install the pipe up to a depth of up to 2m. When the geology dictated, a rock hammer was used to
open up the trench.
- Excavators were used to trench sand dunes and install foundations on the well pads, as well as compacting and reinstating the right-of-way after the pipe was installed.
This project was the first of its type for Dunstans to install Fibrespar spoolable pipe and hydrotest to complete as a turnkey installation. Dunstans completed the project on time and below budget, with no reported safety issues.