Location: Ramingining, 560km East of Darwin
Engineer/Client: NT Power & Water
Year of completion: 1999
Ramingining is an Aboriginal Australian community in the Northern Territory, Australia, 560 kilometres (350 mi) east of Darwin. It is on the edge of the Arafura Swamp in Arnhem Land.
Being such a remote community a one-piece construction pump station with a long life was an important criterion for this project. Low maintenance was also a key consideration given its remote location and difficulty in getting labour to site.
A Mullaly FRP pump station was supplied with all internal pipework and fittings in place meaning the contractor just had to drop the pump station into position and the client has the confidence that the main structure of the pump station will have a long design life.
As can be seen from the photo above inside the pump station from the smooth clean surfaces and the stainless steel grade 315 fixtures the pump station are still in near perfect condition after 20 years. This shows the long-term performance of a Mullaly FRP pump station with the same performance specification and quality standards being used to this day.