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January 2011

To whom it may concern,

Baulderstone Pty Ltd is currently in the final stages of constructing Port Botany Expansion (PBE) as the Principal Contractor. Port Botany Expansion will comprise of a new container terminal area located between the existing port and the parallel runway at Sydney International Airport. The new terminal area will create an additional 63 hectares which has been reclaimed using Botany Bay sands.

In October 2008 Network Geotechnics was awarded the Subcontract by Baulderstone to carry out soil testing, laboratory analysis and the necessary test reporting to verify geotechnical compliance in accordance with the Contract Deed.

In addition to conventional soil testing, Network Geotechnics were awarded the subcontract to execute Electronic Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT’s). Network Geotechnics carried out the CPTs with a track-mounted Geoprobe 6625CPT Rig. CPT’s were carried out on reclaimed sand (up to 26m deep) and over water. The marine CPTs had a profile length of up to 18m and were executed from a jackup barge in water depths up to 20m. Network Geotechnics was heavily involved with the associated concept designs required to execute the CPT’s specific to the site conditions. In total, approximately 3,800m marine CPT profiles and approximately 11,000m land-based CPT profiles have been established on the project up to now.

During the course of the project, Baulderstone has found Network Geotechnics committed to providing adequate resources and technical support. They work collaboratively with clients and are flexible and accommodating on short notice. Their personnel are approachable and well trained at tasks being carried out.

If you require any further information regarding Network Geotechnics, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Frank Huppert
Engineering & Project Manager
Port Botany Expansion Project

Sydney (Head Office)

31 Anvil Road
Phone: (02) 8646 2000
Fax: (02) 8646 2025


1/140 Industrial Road
Phone: (02) 4257 4458
Fax: (02) 4257 4463

Central Coast

2/22 Reliance Drive