The Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villa’s had their roof’s severely damaged by the force of Cyclone Debbie in early 2017. Commissioned to undergo the restoration works, Paynters were tasked to navigate a number of site access constraints. This unique location required our project team to think outside the box when it came to transporting the replacement custom roof sheeting (18 meters in length) to the site. After discussions with the relevant stakeholders, our team brought together a safer, more cost-effective solution.
The outcome was a two-part delivery. Firstly, a barge was loaded on the mainland with the roof sheeting in tow, and moored 300 meters off Hamilton Island. Then a helicopter was rigged and the roof sheeting was lifted from the barge, flown into the site compound and unloaded on site with precision. This innovative solution eliminated the need for numerous crane lifts, which would have exposed more workers to unnecessary risk, and blocked access roads throughout the resort.