Building Sydney’s newest international airport takes not only the hard work and intelligence of thousands of Australian workers but also the horsepower of some seriously big machinery! As one of the largest earthmoving projects in Australia’s history continues to take shape, we want to take a moment to shine a light on some of the huge machines hard at work building Sydney’s new airport.
Trencor T16 Surface Miner
Our Trencor T16 Surface Miners are hard at work breaking up the more stubborn surfaces at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. The T16’s completed a 15,300km journey from America, via the Panama Canal, to Western Sydney where they have been involved in the excavation of 1.2million cubic metres of sandstone to be used in the runway construction!