Arraw Dam

Fulton Hogan is a renowned leader in building water storage for dams and reservoirs in challenging terrains.

All aspects of this expertise were tested for the construction of a large dam at remote Cape York at the top of northern Queensland. It is now supplying water to the A$2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project.

Good planning was a cornerstone of the project from its earliest days, especially with all subcontractors, plant and equipment needing to be barged in from Cairns.

Early geotechnical investigation and consultation with local elders prior to work starting on culturally sensitive ground also helped the project advance smoothly.

The scope of work included constructing the impoundment area, embankment and intake infrastructure for the dam and other critical supporting infrastructure, including the spillway, fishway and access corridor. Several innovations were used to save the client time and money.

The project team worked closely with the client and completed the dam to a high quality with a strong environmental and safety compliance record, all within a tight timeframe before the rain season.


Cape York, Queensland
Bechtel/ Rio Tinto
January 2017
January 2018
Resources, Water, Construction

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