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Cape and Dunstans announce joint venture

26 August 2019

Two of Australia’s leading utilities infrastructure and mining services companies, WA-based Cape and Victorian-based Dunstans Construction Group (Dunstans), have formed a joint venture (JV) to expand their service offering to clients.

The formation of the JV was made possible after Cape’s owner, the CFC Group, made an investment in the Dunstans business

Although the two companies will continue to operate as separate entities, they will work together on larger projects, sharing expertise and equipment to seek and deliver larger projects across Australia, while offering greater career opportunities for staff.

The tie up will also expand each company’s service offering and capacity.
Dunstans operates in the transportation, infrastructure, resources and energy sectors, with an impressive record of design and construct projects. It was established in 1950 and operates from Wangaratta, Victoria.

Cape’s expertise includes civil construction, mining services and installation and maintenance of underground utilities.

“When you consider the number of large and small contracts successfully delivered by Cape and Dunstans, it is an imposing project resume,” said Cape CEO Peter Rowles.

Dunstans Owner Murray Dunstan said the opportunity to join forces with Cape is exciting.
“We have collaborated and competed for the same types of projects over a number of years, so we are well placed to bring both businesses together when joint venture opportunities present themselves,” he said. “We are ready to service the growing resources, utilities and energy markets with state of the art equipment and very experienced team.”

Cape CEO Peter Rowles said both companies would pursue opportunities collectively and individually, while harnessing the operational expertise and IP that resides in each organisation.

“Clients will benefit from the operational and cost synergies that will be achieved through an integrated national leadership team and sharing of best practice, systems and innovation,” Mr Rowles said.

New HDD project on the Gold Coast

11 November 2018

New HDD project on the Gold Coast.

We are excited to announce the award of a new contract to install a 900m long pipeline of 1,200mm diameter by HDD under the Nerang River as part of the Gold Coast Long-Term Recycled Water Release Plan Project. Construction is scheduled to commence late 2018.

Dunstans awarded new marine HDD contract

11 November 2018

Dunstans awarded new marine HDD contract.

Continuing our ongoing success within sensitive marine environments, Dunstans are pleased to announce the award of a new contract by NSW Public Works to install a new 1.2km Rising Main by HDD near Batemans Bay NSW.

Going above and beyond, underground

1 August 2018

Dunstans and Tunnelling Solutions have joined forces to deliver end-to-end tunnelling and underground projects.

We’re bringing together the highest calibre people, specialist equipment and decades of hands on experience in engineering, risk management, planning and development.

Between us, we’ve already been part of making major infrastructure projects happen throughout Australia and the world, with a shared future commitment to deliver to your projects,safely and sustainably.

This joint venture now gives clients access to the best of both companies at every project stage.

Tunnelling Solutions offers highly trained and experienced tunnelling experts, working with a proven methodology and precision equipment, backed by electrical expertise.

The Dunstans suite of services spans fluid optimisation, separation plant set up, lubrication and site infrastructure, alongsidefull mechanical and fabrication support.

Dunstans successful gas line installation in the Cooper Basin

21 May 2018

Dunstans have successfully completed the installation of a 42km Fiberspar high pressure gas line in the Cooper Basin, connecting approximately 10 gas wells into the Moomba processing facility for Senex and Santos.

Seven facilities were also constructed which serve as tie in points to existing lines and wells, and to allow the “pigging” (cleaning) of the lines to take place.

This gas is to be used to supply the Australian domestic market.

Dunstans has been delivering high quality work to our oil and gas customers over the past 10 years and our reputation in this market has earned us valuable relationships with some of the industry’s leading producers.

Dunstans on the Great Barrier Reef

11 May 2018

Dunstans have commenced stage one for a Design & Construct contract for The University of Queensland on Heron Island.

To support the University’s state-of-the-art research facility, Dunstans will be constructing a new pumps station and seawater intake pipeline via horizontal directional drilling.

For three generations, Dunstans has been delivering ground breaking projects. Our track record of delivering successful projects in complex or challenging situations speaks volumes about our experience.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project in this unique location on the Great Barrier Reef.

R U OK? A conversation could change a life

4 May 2018

In conjunction with our most respected long-term business partners NAB, CMV & Volvo – Dunstans today launched our latest prime mover to the fleet that is proudly supporting the R U OK? message.

With projects spanning from central QLD to far north WA and everywhere in between we are confident that this will inspire and empower conversations across the country.

Commencing its 10,000km maiden voyage this week to deliver construction equipment to the FMG Solomon Hub – Keep an eye out and encourage action.

R U OK? A conversation could change a life.

To spread the mesage and promote meaningful conversations: please share and like our Facebook post. In the event that we reach 1,000 likes, we will dontate $1,000 to the R U OK? charity.

C’mon People – Share & Like!

Barwon Water project awarded to Dunstans

27 October 2015

Dunstans Construction Group are please to be announce the award of a Design Construct HDD Outfall project for Barwon Water in Anglesea, Victoria.

This is a complex project comprising of sub sea marine works and pipeline fabrication. Construction commenced in October.

Dunstans welcomes Alex Dunstan to the business

1 October 2015

Dunstans welcomed Alex Dunstan to the business in 2015 as he completed year 1 in his Boiler Making apprenticeship.

Alex is now working alongside his two brothers: Thomas (Projects), Edward (Mechanic) and his cousin Sam (Mechanic).

We are excited about the next Generation working through the ranks and continuing to support our clients on challenging projects.

A new Farley profile cutter

2 September 2015

Dunstans Engineering division are pleased to announce that we have added a 12m bed Farley Profile cutter to our fleet of specialised equipment.

This will provide our clients with superior products with reduce cost savings said Murray Dunstan, Director.