CPE Machinery was pleased to recently deliver the first new 50 metre Stationary Placing Boom in Australia to Select Plant Hire (the equipment hire arm of Laing O’Rourke).

Laing O’Rourke was awarded the contract to build four large Cryogenic LNG Tanks as part of the $34B Ichthy’s LNG Project in Darwin, Northern Territory. With the largest of tanks spanning 90 metres in diameter and 40 metres in height, the slipform construction method required a placing boom to be centred in the tank and capable of reaching the full circumference of the tank at maximum height.

CPE Machinery and Putzmeister equipment was chosen as the preferred concrete placing supplier to Select Plant Hire because Putzmeister was one of the few suppliers to have previously manufactured the monster 50 metre placing boom. "It was able to prove its equipment was capable of completing the task” explains Chris Conway, Operations Manager at Select Plant Hire.

Packaged up with a Putzmeister BSA2109 High Pressure Trailer Pump and all the necessary pipelines and equipment, they are now set to get the job done. We look forward to sharing photos of the progress in the months to come.