We were both the developers and the contractor for the whole development.
This very large project involved peat stripping and filling the area by dredging approximately 2.0 million m3 of sand and 1.4 million m3 of peat. Thirty hectares of shallow lakes were created by dredging. Up to 9 meters of peat depth stripped, which included substantial de-watering and earthworks.
Our own earthmoving equipment was used, including all-terrain 6WD dump trucks, swamp dozers, swamp excavator, grader and loaders. Substantial solar drying techniques were employed. Difficult typhus reed removal was conducted by dredging, difficult engineering adaptation of dredges and dewatering plant to suit the extreme physical constraints and conditions in this 220 ha swamp site.
Dredging was a 24hr x 6 day operation. We also put in the services and roads with the assistance of subcontractors.