Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Project
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Project, Australia
Aurecon awarded role in AUD 152 million project
Aurecon was awarded the role of infrastructure designer and construction contract superintendent for part of the AUD 152 million project, in collaboration with various government stakeholders. In addition to civil, structural, electrical design and contract superintendence services, Aurecon has also been involved with GIS related services.
Aurecon’s methodology was to ensure an ongoing collaborative approach so that all of the relevant stakeholders were informed and involved in the decision making process. We achieved this by hosting prescribed and supplementary workshops with the relevant stakeholders to progress the project and work through issues as they arose.
The ASKAP project involves constructing a radio telescope array of 36 dish antennas, each 12 metres in diameter, a control building and supporting infrastructure on the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) site by 2013. A unique and world-class instrument, ASKAP will be one of the world’s premier radio telescopes and will help to answer fundamental questions about our universe.