Integrated property and construction group Pindan has picked up a third industry honour for its work on Port Hedland’s state-of-the-art new Integrated Marine Operations Centre (IMOC)
The company, which handled the Design & Construct of the project, has been acknowledged with an Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Professional Excellence in Building Award.
This is the only Australian awards programme to recognise the professional excellence of individuals within the building and construction process, focusing on how the project was built, rather than what was built.
Pindan operations manager and project manager Derek Hammond collected the honour for his team’s work on the Centre, based on The Esplanade, from August 2016 to December 2018 for the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA).
We’re extremely proud of Derek and his team; they did an outstanding job on this high-tech Centre and we’re honoured to have worked on such an important facility for Western AustraliaTony Gerber, Managing Director – Pindan Contracting
Mr Hammond said his team – which included Peter Cope, Kevin Kermath, Paul Dielesen, Jaco van Staden, Mark Lee, Justin West and James Wong – was integral in helping ensure the successful delivery of what was a complex project.
The Integrated Marine Operations Centre, which replaced the existing control tower in Port Hedland, can house nine full time staff members and incorporates cutting-edge Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) technology to help control the working operation of all the Authority’s ports throughout the PilbaraDerek Hammond, Operations Manager & Project Manager – Pindan Contracting
“It was a significant Design & Construct project which involved several untried or relatively new design elements, a tight timeframe, design changes during the project, material delivery challenges and even weather challenges and our team handled it all expertly.”
Pindan was also honoured for its work on the Centre at the 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Kimberley-Pilbara Building Excellence Awards winning for Best Regional Project and Best Office Building $20 million – $50 million.