AustStab Awards of Excellence 2013
Fluor K132 (Santos)
Contract – Dawson’s
Bend Road
FK Gardner & Sons Pty Ltd
Innovation or Excellence in
Sustainability in Pavement
Sponsored by
The Project
Part of Santos’ $18.5 billion GLNG CSG
Consists of new roads and upgrades to
existing roads at the Fairview gas fields
Dawson’s Bend is a 17km long critical
road at the heart of the gas field required
to provide access for the installation of
The Problem
Local quarry, Burnt Gully, was no longer
able to provide the required CBR 35
Another quarry 70km away was determined
as a potential new source of material
The material would require crushing and
transport to the site at significant cost to the
The Solution
FKG undertook laboratory testing on Burnt
Gully material of CBR 10 mixed with
Results showed that a 1% cement
modification could provide in excess of
CBR 45
This would result in a shortened
programme and reduced cost
The Outcome
The solution saved the client in excess of
$1 million over the life of the project
It meant fewer trucks on the road and a
reduced carbon footprint
FKG conducted FWD testing and
determined a 20+ year design life
FKG delivered value for money and a
more sustainable result

Dawson`s Bend Project