Toughest Worldwide Bridge Construction Demands Met By Australian Company

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Toughest Worldwide Bridge Construction Demands Met by Australian Company

PERTH, Western Australia, May 19 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

  Building 8 bridges around the world proves Australian based company can meet the toughest project

demands and competition for formwork design, scaffolding and engineering

  Australian Securities Exchange listed company, IFS Construction Services Limited (ASX:IFS), has had a run

on successfully securing supply contracts valued at around A$3.0 million on 8 separate Bridge Construction

Projects over the last few months in Australia, Qatar and Singapore.  

  According to Managing Director, Scott Williams, "This significant achievement of acquiring such a variety and

volume of bridge projects in such a short period of time on top of an array of other high level construction

projects, is due to our regional expansion and ability to offer a comprehensive and innovative range of

temporary works products and solutions together with an in-house technical design and engineering backup

service.  Importantly, our technical department is staffed by qualified and internationally trained formwork and

temporary works designers that are all professionally qualified as Civil Engineers."

  The IFS Sydney branch led the way by securing the supply and erection of the StarShore Access and

Falsework Shoring systems, Staircase Access towers and specialist Temporary works on the new Iron Cove

Bridge for a large construction organisation.  In April, IFS supplied 9.0 metre high Bridge Pier Formwork and in

May will supply its latest product - the IFS 100 ton SuperProp to Reynders Constructions on the Gungahlin

Drive Extension Barton Highway upgrade project in Canberra. The Galvanised SuperProps will support steel

bridging beams spanning over the live road condition.  Again from the IFS Sydney branch, a second supply

contract for Reynders Constructions has been secured for the design and rental of StarShore Shoring support

system designed to cater for the 1.2 metre thick Bridge deck to a height of 5.4 metres located at Kings Avenue

in Canberra. 

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Two more bridge projects were acquired by the IFS Sydney Branch for a range of work in New South Wales,

Australia.  The complete range of IFS products will be utilised including StarShore Heavy Duty Shoring, LVL

Formwork beams, Mk2 Soldier Wall formwork systems.  In addition, IFS will also supply special custom

designed and fabricated steel column moulds.  The total works are valued in excess of A$1.0 million and will

commence in May 2010 with expected completion by the end of 2011. 

The relatively recently opened regional IFS office in the Middle East has gained work on the new international

airport in Qatar.  IFS is also supplying custom designed and fabricated steel column moulds on the main car

park bridges. These moulds together with the bridge deck shoring system and the main car park formwork

systems amount to an order value at A$1.2 million.

In Singapore, IFS has acquired two new bridge projects.  The new Punggol Waterway Project let by

Singapore's Housing and Development Board HDB- Surbana has awarded a contract with S$18.2 million to

Lek San Construction Pte Ltd for the construction of 1 vehicular bridge and 4 footbridges across Punggol

Waterway and other civil engineering works.  IFS has recently been awarded the design and supply of the

falsework contract using its StarShore Heavy Duty Shoring System for the project.

The 8th bridge contract awarded to IFS is the upgrading of the junction of West Coast Highway and Clementi

Road in Singapore. The land transport Authority of Singapore awarded this contract worth S$57.5 million to

Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd where a new dual three-lane flyover will be constructed using IFS who

commenced delivery of the formwork and falsework systems in early April.  Supply will include Pier Formwork,

Cross-Head Falsework, Deck support Shoring systems and cantilevered wing formwork.  

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International sales and operations director of IFS, Mr Doug Weir, commented, "The challenging part of this

project is the 35 metre mid-span construction where the in-situ deck slab will be cast over live traffic conditions

whilst being supported by 4 number pre-cast U Trough girders.  Against tough international competition, IFS

was able to provide Samwoh with a safe and unique solution of cantilevered and suspended Formwork

systems which can be erected and removed with minimal effects on the traffic conditions."

About IFS Construction Services Limited

IFS is an Australian Securities Exchange listed company (ASX:IFS) that provides a comprehensive range of

innovative products and services in the construction industry including formwork and scaffolding products and

design and management services.  Uniquely, the technical department is staffed by qualified and

internationally trained formwork and temporary works designers that are all professionally qualified as Civil

Engineers.  The company has a strong global presence with divisions in Perth and Sydney Australia,

Singapore and Bahrain and has worked on major construction projects in these regions.  IFS is SGS Certified

and as such demonstrates that the company follows the most internationally recognised quality management

principals (ISO 9001:2008) and has the highest level of commitment to occupational health and safety

(OHSAS 18001). IFS has acquired a leading Western Australian company operating in the scaffolding industry

for more than 10 years - Hire Access.  The management of IFS have significant industry experience and have

previously worked with some of the largest companies in the industry.

Contact for more information

Mr Stuart Usher

CFO & Company Secretary

Telephone +61 8 6253 6888

Facsimile + 61 8 6253 6889


SOURCE: IFS Construction Services Limited

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