ACI (Owens Illinois) Projects, SA
Duration: February 1994 to December 2001
Value: $88 million
Contract type: Various contracts (Negotiated Lump Sum, Managing Contractor, Design and Construct, Construction Management, Negotiated Fixed Price)
Summary: Built Environs delivered a number of high-value industrial production facilities for ACI Glass Technologies, an affiliate of global packaging company Owen Illinois.
Over the course of four projects, production capacity at ACI’s West Croydon facility was increased by 40 per cent, transforming the plant into the largest glass wine bottle production plant in the world.
In December 1994, Built Environs completed the $10 million ACI AD2 glass-making plant.
In May 2000, Built Environs completed the $68 million AD5 glass production facility.
In December 2001, Built Environs completed the $10 million ACI Batch House Upgrade Project and the $150 million ACI AD6 Glass Production Facility.
Collectively, the projects won a variety of national and state Australian Institute of Building, Institute of Engineering and Master Builders Association awards.
The Built Environs engineering capability that delivered this project is now provided by the South Australian engineering office of parent company McConnell Dowell, offering clients access to both the expertise of the former Built Environs engineering teams and the international experience of McConnell Dowell.