Alimak rack and pinion hoist used in tank construction at pumping station

Quakers Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant, NSW, Australia

An Alimak Scando rack and pinion hoist was used in the construction of a water tank at Quakers Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant. Alimak Hek engineered an 11m platform to enable the complete circumference of the pumping station tank to be formed up in stages.

Quaker’s Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant has undergone a $52 million facility upgrade as part of Sydney Water’s SewerFix program. The SewerFix initiative is aimed at protecting public health and the environment by reducing overflows in the wastewater system.

Alimak Hek installed an Alimak Scando rack and pinion construction hoist on site at Quakers Hill, providing access for men and materials during construction of the pumping station. The rack and pinion hoist was positioned in the centre of the 20m excavated pit, allowing the tank to be built up in stages. Four landing platforms were installed, complete with landing gates and meshing, enabling work to occur simultaneously at different heights.

Alimak Hek engineered, manufactured and installed an 11m platform to bridge the gap between pit embankment and hoist. The inclusion of this platform walkway enabled the construction hoist to be positioned in the centre of the excavation pit, avoiding any interference with the formwork. The pumping station was then constructed from the base up in stages, with multiple landings installed as work progressed upwards.

Construction hoist details

Quakers Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant, NSW, Australia
Product Model
Pumping station, tank construction hoist
No. of Landings
1400 kg
Car size
1.4 m x 2.0 m
54 m/ min
Lifting height
20 m
Quakers Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant

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