Design and Build of Road Access at Tuas View Basin

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has awarded McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd the tender for design and build of road access at Tuas View Basin.  The scope of the Contract involves the design and construction of 2 permanent Viaducts from Tuas South Avenue 9 to Tuas View Basin including foundations, abutments, approach structures, approach slabs, marine deck, utility trench, retaining structures, drainage system, asphalt wearing course, M&E Works, future water pipe and other bridge related works for both structures. The Project has commenced with a construction period of 2…
Last modified on Monday, 29 August 2016 10:00

McConnell Dowell Awarded Ratchasima Gas Pipeline

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the award of another gas pipeline EPC project in Thailand. PTT Public Company Limited, Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company has awarded McConnell Dowell Constructors Thai Ltd the contract for design, procurement, construction and commissioning of a 48 km, 28-inch diameter gas pipeline linking the Provincial Gas Transmission Pipeline Project to Nakhon Ratchasima Extension Phase. The works include procurement of all line pipe, valves and permanent materials, construction of four block valve stations and tie-in facilities, SCADA and communications systems. Our team brought a proactive approach to minimising stakeholder impact through an innovative construction…
Last modified on Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:06

Constructors Team Up for Next Major Roading Project

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded a McConnell Dowell - Downer joint venture the contract to deliver the NZ$195million second stage of the Christchurch Southern Motorway (CSM2). CSM2 is the final section in the Canterbury Roads of National Significance (RoNS) portfolio to be awarded and will complete a package of projects designed to address increased travel demand and congestion in the south of Christchurch and Canterbury. The upgraded road network will provide better access to and from the south of Christchurch, the city centre and Lyttelton, by improving the capacity, safety and alignment of the Christchurch Southern Corridor.
Last modified on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:50

Excellence Recognised at Industry Awards

McConnell Dowell’s award-winning upgrade of Meridian Energy’s Waitaki Dam in North Otago received further industry recognition on Friday night at the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Awards, where it won the category award for projects between NZ$1M and $10M in value.
Last modified on Monday, 08 August 2016 12:57

2016 Mining Contractor Awards

The McConnell Dowell Mastermyne Joint Venture (MDMJV) won at the prestigious Queensland 2016 Mining Contractor Awards last week for their technology-led innovation at Anglo American’s flagship Grosvenor mine. Supporting Anglo’s industry-leading Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) development program, (a first in the Queensland coal industry), the MDMJV successfully applied high-productivity civil construction methods to the heavily regulated mining environment to reduce the program from 46 to 26 weeks and deliver outstanding safety and cost benefits.
Last modified on Thursday, 04 August 2016 07:48

Kundabung to Kempsey Pacific Highway Upgrade Traffic Switch

Roads and Maritime Services engaged McConnell Dowell OHL JV to build the Kundabung to Kempsey Pacific Highway Upgrade. The K2K project will deliver 14 kilometres of four lane divided highway from north of Barrys Creek, near Kundabung, to the southern end of the Kempsey bypass. Major work started in November 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2017, weather permitting.
Last modified on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 07:43

PETRONAS RAPID Project Package 12B – Solid Products Jetty Awarded to SYS-MCD (SPJ) JV

The Company is pleased to announce that PETRONAS, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn, Bhd., has awarded the Joint Venture “SYS-MCD (SPJ) JV” between See Yong & Son Construction Sdn Bhd and McConnell Dowell (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd the EPCC contract for Package 12B – Provision of Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning (EPCC) of Solid Product Jetty and associated Handling Facilities (SPJ) at Tanjung Setapa, as part of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project for PETRONAS’ Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Pengerang, Johor.  

PUGs Completion Celebration

With over 100,000m2 of new, high performance concrete successfully laid, McConnell Dowell has now completed the Papa, Uniform and Golf (PUG) taxiways at Melbourne Airport.  The new pavements, up to 500mm thick, replace deteriorating slabs and ensure safe access for aircraft arrival and departure from the terminal building.
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:13

Building Momentum – McConnell Dowell Rail

McConnell Dowell’s diverse rail business continues to build momentum with three recent awards for our Plant Services team in Victoria. The team has secured additional works with V/Line as they continue to deliver on their infrastructure development program aimed at enhancing service reliability and punctuality. As a panel contractor for 2 years, and with the recent successful completion of the Rowsley Crossing Loop Project, this new work reinforces the strength of McConnell Dowell’s growing partnership with Australia’s largest regional public transport operator.
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 07:22

Three new contracts awarded in American Samoa

McConnell Dowell’s resident team in American Samoa has boosted its workload with the award of three new contracts to be delivered between July 2016 and September 2017.
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:50

Amrun Export Facility Awarded to McConnell Dowell

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the awarding by Rio Tinto of the construction contract for the Amrun Export Facility, to support Rio Tinto’s future mining operations south of Weipa in Far North Queensland...
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:16

McConnell Dowell Resets for a Stronger Future

Over the last three months CEO Scott Cummins has led McConnell Dowell through a major reset , re-shaping the business to maximise the value McConnell Dowell can bring to emerging market opportunities.  Making the business more nimble, flexible and responsive to the market and our Customers.  
Last modified on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 18:21

Christchurch Geotechnical Remediation Awarded

McConnell Dowell has been awarded the Sumner Road Re-opening Zone 3B Project by Christchurch City Council. These long-awaited geotechnical remediation works will enable the road between Lyttelton and Evans Pass (near Sumner) to be reopened for the first time since it was closed after the 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes due to rockfall hazards. The use of this road has been sorely missed by Christchurch residents, since it provides an important link from Christchurch/Sumner to Lyttelton for the general public and for the Port of Lyttelton.  Prior to the earthquakes, the road served as an alternative route to the port and in…
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:56

McConnell Dowell Co-Founder is Business Hall of Fame Laureate

McConnell Dowell co-founder, the late Malcolm McConnell, was inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame yesterday evening. Roger McRae, the company’s current Managing Director for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and McConnell Dowell co-founder Jim Dowell, attended the event at the invitation of Malcolm’s family to celebrate the occasion. Malcolm is considered a “pioneer of New Zealand’s modern engineering industry”... 
Last modified on Friday, 10 June 2016 14:55

Rowsley Crossing Loop Complete

McConnell Dowell has completed construction of the Rowsley Crossing Loop in Victoria. The one-kilometre section of line is part of a $14.3 million investment that also included an upgraded Ballan station. Works also included new warning lights and boom gates for the existing rail crossing at Rowsley Station Road. State Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said the loop will provide relief for commuters impacted by late services.
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:02

Construction Officially Started on Auckland Rail Project

Construction officially started on auckland rail project This morning, construction officially started on Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL), the biggest construction project New Zealand has ever seen. The ground-breaking ceremony for the NZ$2.5 billion public transport project was attended by Prime Minister John Key, Minister of Transport Simon Bridges, Auckland Mayor Len Brown, Auckland Transport Chairman Dr Lester Levy and dignitaries from local and central government. MD Roger McRae and Project Director Chris Powell were among those who represented McConnell Dowell at the event....
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:00

Zero Harm Scholarship an Opportunity to Upskill in Safety

Zero Harm Scholarship an Opportunity to Upskill in Safety Congratulations to McConnell Dowell Supervisor Geoffrey (Tiny) Wineera, who has been awarded one of four NZ Transport Agency Zero Harm Scholarships. In addition to his ‘day job’ as a Painting and Coatings Supervisor in the mechanical and electrical team on the Waterview Connection Project in Auckland, Tiny also acts as a Level Two Health & Safety Representative, which involves incident investigation and reporting, creation of safety alerts, and documenting incidents, causes and solutions.
Last modified on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:58

First Tracks Laid For New Rowsley Crossing Loop

First Tracks Laid For New Rowsley Crossing Loop McConnell Dowell are proud to deliver another important piece of rail infrastructure to the Victorian Government, the Rowsley Crossing Loop. The kilometre-long loop will provide another point for trains to pass each other, which will help services recover from unexpected delays more quickly, boosting reliability and punctuality.
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:31

McConnell Dowell publish ‘Construction for a resilient city’

McConnell Dowell publish ‘Construction for a resilient city’. McConnell Dowell’s Group Environmental Managers, Nicole Rogers has written an article that has featured in the Planning Institute of Australia's publication, New Planner. ‘Construction is traditionally seen as the ‘end of the pipeline’ in delivering the physical infrastructure that makes and supports our cities. Construction is the start of bringing planning to fruition and, as a result, constructors have a great responsibility in bringing those plans to life.’  Click here to view the full article.    
Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 15:04

McConnell Dowell Wins Prestigious Australian Aviation Safety Award

We are proud to announce that McConnell Dowell have been awarded the Australian Aviation Ground Safety Council (AAGSC) award for our work on the Melbourne Airport PUGs project.  The PUGs project involves the demolition and reconstruction of the Papa, Uniform and Golf taxi lanes.  The project has been underway for over 24 months and involves heavy construction activities in some of the busiest and most congested parts of the airport.  
Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 15:04