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Rob Carr names new AVN1800

Rob Carr

On 19 April, 2022 was a landmark day for the project with the naming ceremony for the company’s new AVN1800 (now named BAKTON) held prior to the TBM’s maiden voyage.

The naming ceremony was presented by Rob Carr WA General Manager Andrew Youngs and was attended by senior Water Corporation staff in Steve Ilic, Scott Shand and Derek Upton, as well as the wider project team delivering this important infrastructure work for the state of Western Australia.

Scott Shand, Paul Lee, Steve Ilic, Derek Upton, Andrew Youngs.
Image: Rob Carr

How come BAKTON?

A naming competition was held, where several community members participated and Bakton placed first with 63 per cent of the vote. The name was suggested by a member of the community Peter Sexton, who derived the name from his father Maurice Sexton, and his grandfather, Bruce Baker, as a tribute to the two men. Both have long been regarded as pioneers of artesian drilling in Western Australia, and the name serves as a tribute to their tireless work.

Image: Rob Carr

The Quinns Main Sewer project involves the construction of a 1.9 km wastewater pipeline predominantly via microtunnelling and associated wastewater infrastructure finalising ongoing capital works vital for future expansion in the northern districts of Perth.

The project is due for completion in early 2023.

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