In 2006, Dunstans Construction Group was contracted by Silcar Communications to lay 180km of Fibre Optic Cable (FOC) for telecommunications to the Marble Bar township.
Due to successfully completing numerous FOC install projects for Silcar previously, Dunstans was awarded further separate FOC installation contracts – which saw the team move through South Australia into Western Australia throughout a period of two years.
- The installation of the FOC was undertaken through farmland
and road easements in Western Australia.
- Our team utilised a specially designed zero tension plough mounted on a D7 Bulldozer. Pre-ripping was undertaken with
a D9 Bulldozer.
- A key challenge to this project entailed working in the extreme climatic conditions of ‘Australia’s hottest town’ – with temperatures reaching up to 55°C.
Dunstans completed the project with great success, meeting the client’s expectations and milestones – satisfying all stringent safety and quality standards.