K:Port Electric Vehicle Charging Station
K:Port Electric Vehicle Charging Station
MUSEUM FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
MUSEUM FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK
PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK
BUNJIL PLACE
BUNJIL PLACE
WOODEN SPHERE
WOODEN SPHERE
AIRPORT Kutaisi
AIRPORT Kutaisi
D1 Tower
D1 Tower
Ithra
Ithra
La Seine Musicale
La Seine Musicale
Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds
Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds
International House Sydney
International House Sydney
King's College School Wimbledon
King's College School Wimbledon
ZDI MAINFRANKEN
ZDI MAINFRANKEN
© City of Mount Gambier

25.06.2021

Special transport to Australia

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is currently under construction in Mount Gambier, South Australia. In addition to six multi-purpose courts for various ball sports, the new building will also include a flexible event room and an indoor aquatic area with multiple swimming pools. The building will also include offices, a day-care centre, and a cafeteria. Completion of the new building is scheduled for the middle of 2022, with around half of the trades coming from the region and directly creating local jobs.

 

The roof of the integrated swimming hall will be executed as a wooden structure with glulam components measuring up to 42 m, which will be the longest single glulam beams ever used in Australia. The transport of the extraordinarily long glulam components presented a logistical challenge. The originally planned concept of bonding the components on site with the patented HESS LIMITLESS solution had to be revised at short notice due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The unique transport of the extra-long components required not only just-in-time delivery to the port in Zeebrugge, Belgium, but also the seamless coordination of two production sites where the beams were manufactured. In the port of Zeebrugge, the glulam components were reloaded after delivery by truck onto multi-purpose boogies (MPBs) to be subsequently loaded into the hull of the ship and stowed as break bulk cargo.

 

The contract included project management as well as structural engineering, shop drawings and logistical planning and was handled by the experienced staff at HESS TIMBER GmbH, a member of the HASSLACHER group.