Moddex becomes the official supplier of handrails and guardrails to Port Hedland Gateway Village mining accommodation.
Having been awarded the contract to construct the Hatch designed Gateway Village, a new mining accommodation camp in South Hedland (1,600 kilometres north of Perth), Bloomer Constructions worked with Moddex throughout 2013 to ensure the supply and installation of a range of balustrades, handrails and guardrails.
The workforce accommodation facility houses 1,240 workers. Gateway Village comprises of a mix of two-storey construction accommodation and high-standard one and two storey lodgings for operations personnel. Many of whom are fly in/fly out (FIFO) workers working on the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara.
Moddex handrails were selected due to the robustness, quality, appearance and ease of installation whilst being price competitive. Moddex galvanised balustrades and handrails were used for fifty stairways and thirty ramps within the Village.
Moddex handrails have been installed in mining accommodation and construction camps throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia.
Moddex approaches handrailing differently to other suppliers due to its modular design and manufacture whilst meeting every required standard for all applications. This unique design and manufacture ensured that Bloomers avoided any welding whilst erecting the handrails. Resulting in a simplified and more rapid installation, Moddex handrails do not compromise on rigidity and safety.
Though it was the first time Bloomers had installed Moddex handrails and guardrails, it took only a few hours for those assigned the installation job to build up speed due to the modularity of the handrails. Additional value for Bloomers was the fact that the company did not have to employ a welder or specialist trades, there was no damage to the galvanised rails and there was no need to paint around the rail joins.
The Moddex representative travelled to the site on four occasions to make certain all site measures were accurate. This ensured that the pre-fabricated rails would fit precisely the various applications for Moddex was being utilised. Moddex handrails and guardrails installed included Conectabal, Tuffrail and Assistrail.
Moddex handrails and balustrades are currently being installed at the Wheatstone Construction Village on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia which will ultimately accommodate 5,000 workers for the new Wheatstone LNG project – Australia's second largest resource project.