May 24, 2024

Industry News

ASSDA Triumphs At 2024 World Stainless Industry Awards

We are thrilled to share that ASSDA has proudly received the Bronze Award in the Market Development category at the prestigious 2024 Stainless Steel Industry Awards, hosted by World Stainless. The award ceremony, held on 23 May 2024 in Istanbul, Türkiye, marks a significant milestone for ASSDA and underscores Australia’s influential presence in the global stainless steel industry.

The Bronze Award was presented to ASSDA for the Stainless Steel Coastal Fencing Solution in collaboration with its member, Stainless Steel Wire & Mesh (SSWM). Coastal fencing, often overlooked, plays a critical role in environmental conservation by facilitating dune restoration and protecting and rehabilitating local vegetation to enhance natural recovery. Australia’s coastal environments are notoriously challenging for infrastructure due to their harsh, corrosive conditions.

Recognising these challenges, the Northern Beaches Council in Sydney engaged Toolijooa Environment Restoration with designing and installing a 450m coastal fence on Curl Curl Beach, aiming for: a minimum 15-year lifespan without replacement; minimal maintenance for the first five years; effective mitigation of sand movement within the dune systems; restriction of access to both dogs and people.

SSWM supplied its ‘Strong Lock’ product in grade 316 to meet the stringent demands. The local council has now adopted stainless steel as the standard for coastal fencing, transitioning from traditional galvanised steel wire. SSWM has played a pivotal role in delivering a stainless steel solution that has now become the new benchmark in ecological management and restoration efforts.

For more information, visit the ASSDA website: www.assda.asn.au