Carrying 69 years’ experience, ASX-listed Saunders International Limited (ASX:SND) uses in-house expertise to provide a comprehensive range of projects and services covering design, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), installation and maintenance. SND, catering to the bulk liquid storage, industrial, energy, defence, resources, road and rail infrastructure sectors, has a national presence across Australia and around the Pacific Rim. The Company also operates a PNG entity.
Committed to building strong customer relationships that result in positive outcomes for all shareholders, SND has a 220+ strong permanent work force that works around the Company’s values of safety, integrity, innovation, teamwork and leadership.
On the corporate end, Saunders recently delivered positive results for the first half of FY20, demonstrating its renewed operating model and practical execution of the corporate strategy.
Let us cast an eye over few of SND’s recent contract wins.
Major Contract as part of Sydney B4A Terminal Expansion Project
- Bagged in April 2020
- Targeted towards design and construction of three tanks as part of the Sydney B4A Terminal Expansion project at Port Botany
- Contract valued at approximately $20 million, boosting orderbook to $108 million
For a detailed look, do read Saunders International Strengthens Orderbook With Major Construction Contract Amid COVID 19
Major Design and Construction Contract from Sydney Water
- Bagged in January 2020
- Design and construction contract
- Targeted towards delivering new drinking water services to aid growth in Sydney’s south west
- Contract valued at approximately $15 million
Pertaining to a new 60ML water reservoir for Sydney Water in Liverpool, NSW, SND will undertake detailed design, civil foundation, construction of a new welded steel reservoir (80m diameter x 13m high), electrical & instrumentation and commissioning works. The mobilisation to site was expected in Q120 with the work to continue over the second half of FY20 and FY21.
The contract will be delivered through the Company’s Mechanical Infrastructure as well as Civil Infrastructure groups.
Major Maintenance Contract from Global Mining Group, Rio Tinto
- Bagged in January 2020
- SND awarded with a Stage 1 Precipitation Tank Repair contract, to be delivered in two separable portions
- The long-term maintenance contract in the mining sector is a significant milestone for SND
- Total contract value more than $30 million including over $13 million for the separable portion 1
- Project will contribute to the second half of FY20 through to FY22 revenue
For Rio Tinto’s Yarwun alumina refinery near Gladstone, Queensland, SND is set to design, supply, fabricate and perform installation to repair up to 16 precipitator tanks. Mobilisation to site has begun with the work to continue over two years, subject to relevant approvals for the second separable portion to be received by Rio Tinto.
The contract will be delivered over two separable portions with the second separable portion subject to Rio Tinto’s annual funding approval.
The contract in the mining sector marks SND’s ability to secure new streams of recurring revenue. It also illustrates the continued strength of the Company’s relationships across a diversified blue-chip client base, wide capabilities and ability to deliver innovative solutions to clients across its targeted sectors.
New Contract in Australian Defence Sector
- Bagged in February 2020
- This contract adds to the Mechanical Infrastructure project (announced at the FY19 AGM)
- Combined value of these projects is around $12 million
- Projects will contribute to H2FY20 through to FY22 revenue
SND will be delivering four new tanks across two sites in NSW and in the Northern Territory. The scope of work for the project in NSW includes design supply and installation of two new tanks, including fire systems and electricals. Mobilisation to site will commence in H2FY20 with the work due for completion by H1FY21.
In the Northern Territory project, SND is subcontracted through the Nova Nacap JV to construct two cut and cover fuel storage tanks for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific. These tanks have an 8-million litre capacity with a column-supported flat roof each. Mobilisation to site will commence in H1FY21 with the project scheduled for completion in 2022.
ECI for NSW Terminal Expansion Project
- Announced in February 2020
- Project value is more than $ 20 million, with SND work in the ECI phase worth more than $2 million
- If the project proceeds, it will contribute revenue from H2FY20 through FY21
SND commenced Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) for the design and construction of three tanks for an NSW Terminal Expansion project. The ECI work will include design, procurement and fabrication of steel and early civil works. Construction work scheduled to begin in Q120 will continue through FY21 (pending full project approval).
Other Contract Wins
Zinfra Pty Limited- Design and construction of a 28 megalitre tank for recycled water storage in Cranbourne West, Victoria, under a contract valued at $1.4 million
Lendlease Building Pty Limited- The second contract awarded to SND by Lendlease Building includes design supply and installation of two new tanks, including the coordination of the interfacing trades covering fire systems and electrical subcontractors, with the contract valued at $5.2 million
JHCPBG JV- Supply of precast components to the Sydney Metro project for $11.1 million
John Holland Rail- Construction of a single span 27m-long bridge over the North Coast rail line at Martins Creek to replace the life expired existing timber bridge under a contract valued at $2.5 million
BGC Contracting Pty Ltd- Construction of five bridges on the section south of Yambacontr for $4.1 million
Dungog Shire Council- Design and construction of 2 large timber bridge replacements under a contract worth $2.5 million
BP Bulwer Island- Civil and mechanical works, valued at $15.0 million. SND is the preferred contractor for a further $11.5m of works on this site.
Backed by contracts flowing in, a record orderbook and strengthening pipeline of new opportunities, SND seems to be on a growth trajectory, ready to implement strategic initiatives and deliver recent project wins.
SND was inching upward by 2.174% to $0.470 on 23 April 2020 (AEST 03:50 PM).