Dreaming of offshore wind farms
One of Thisy’s aspirations is to be involved in an offshore wind farm project. Having worked on wind farms in Victoria and an offshore project in Queensland, she is eager to apply the knowledge gained from these experiences to a completely different environment and application, pushing the boundaries of possibility.
A passion to find better ways to build
Thisy's favourite project to date is the Ship Loader and Berth Replacement Project for BHP at Hay Point in Mackay, Queensland that was completed in April 2023. This groundbreaking endeavour involved supplying concrete with a density of 3.5t/m3 and a 600mm spread on a 2km trestle offshore into “Dogbones”, which sat on existing underwater piles to extend the berth. The project's high-density aggregate presented a unique challenge, as it could only be sourced from one mine in Australia.
Facing numerous hurdles, Thisy and her team’s resilience and ingenuity shone through in finding better ways to build. They investigated the properties of magnetite in concrete, the effects of its production on set times, and the impact of high doses of admixtures from different companies in one mix. The project’s success left Thisy immensely proud of her team’s accomplishments and their ability to deliver the next generation of building solutions that helped to improve materials handling throughput and cyclonic wave immunity at the facility.
A global journey starting in Sri Lanka
Thisy brings with her a diverse and fascinating background. Born in Sri Lanka, she migrated to Melbourne at a young age. Throughout Thisy’s life, her father's work in the aviation industry allowed her to live in various locations including Papua New Guinea. The exposure to different cultures instilled a global perspective and a remarkable adaptability that now serves her well in her career.
After graduating high school, Thisy pursued a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne before joining our Holcim Australia family through the Graduate Program. The 18-month program enabled her to experience different places, people and functions in real jobs, working on real projects.
Creating opportunities for you to make your mark
We are immensely proud to have Thisy as part of our Holcim Australia family. Her passion, dedication, and willingness to take on challenges is inspiring. We look forward to supporting her continued growth and witnessing the remarkable projects she will lead in the years to come.
Thisy embodies the builder of progress spirit within Holcim. We’re committed to providing world-class learning and development opportunities to help our people shape their career. Because together, we don’t just build progress in our careers, we build it for people and the planet too.