As part of the Council’s infrastructure improvements, the old Sydenham suction tank was replaced. Taurus was tasked with providing the pipework connecting the new tank to four existing well heads and a pump station. Additional structural installations such as a surrounding stairway and pipe supports were also part of the project.
Scope of Work
Challenges and Solutions
A sudden change in material and specifications was effectively managed by Taurus, who chose to use stainless steel pipes, allowing for a quick turnaround and minimal impact on the project timeline.
Taurus introduced a socketed pipe system for the underground sections, a first for all involved. Close communication with the supplier and the Council led to an alternative locking mechanism, negating the need for thrust blocks.
Some existing infrastructure was not aligned either parallel or perpendicular, which is fairly standard. This was effectively handled through on-site pipe fabrication, facilitated by our Hamilton crane, which enabled the easy manoeuvring of larger pipe sections.
Designing and installing the stairway was challenging due to its complex geometry and location. Through effective communication between our project office and the fabrication floor, the stairway was successfully installed.
All components were fabricated and installed successfully. The experience has enriched Taurus’ project office and site team, equipping us with valuable skills for future projects.
Location: Waikirikiri, NZ
When the river is running dry near the project site in Hororata and there is sufficient flow in the Rakaia River, water can be taken from the CPW pipeline and discharged in the leaky basin and dry river channel nearby, where it naturally seeps into the ground, mimicking the action of the river itself.
Taurus Engineering worked on Stage 1. It comprises 17km, or 23,000 ha, of open canal terminating near Hororata, with underground laterals to the member farms. This project enable thousands of litres of Rakaia River water every second to the Waikirikiri / Selwyn River system.
Crown Irrigation Investments invested $6.5 million in Canterbury Central Plains Water Ltd (CPW) stage 1 and this amount has been fully repaid.
For this part of the project Taurus supplied all the materials, designed and built the walkways and monorail; fabricated and installed the building structure and provided pipe services.
Location: Auckland, NZ
In 2020, Taurus had the opportunity to work on a large pipeline project in Mangere, Auckland. Our team was responsible for fabricating and supplying all the main pipes and materials, including 316L stainless steel and pipe saddles, for the project. The equipment was fabricated off-site and delivered to the site in Mangere.
Working in partnership with Seipp, our team began work on the project in March 2020 and successfully completed our scope of work in within 2020. Throughout the project, we prioritized quality, safety, and efficiency to ensure that the finished product would meet the unique needs of our client.
Location: Kaiapoi, NZ
Schedule: 2021 – 2022
Taurus Engineering fabricated the manifolds and pipe work for Otaki Street and Beach Road pumpstations in Kaiapoi, Waimakariri District. This was the first phase, and the main one, of the storm water and flooding improvements project projected to cost $18 million.
The aim is that the construction of pump stations and associated infrastructure will improve drainage and reduce the impact of flooding on urban and rural properties in Kaiapoi.