McConnell Dowell finalist for Australian Construction Achievement Award

The Australian Constructors Association together with Engineers Australia has announced McConnell Dowell as a finalist to compete for the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA).
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Contract Award for Maris Dam Regulating Gates

​McConnell Dowell  is pleased to announce that SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) has awarded McConnell Dowell Philippines additional works in the form of the Maris Dam Regulating Gates Works on Luzon Island, Philippines

McConnell Dowell Represented on Mining Board

Mining engineer and McConnell Dowell Contractor’s Representative Marianne Rogers has been re-elected to the NZ Mining Board of Examiners for a second three-year term.
Last modified on Monday, 14 November 2016 15:24

McConnell Dowell Sponsors CEDA Event

McConnell Dowell sponsored a CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) lunch in Melbourne last week, which was attended by over 250 leaders in the local infrastructure industry.  
Last modified on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 15:22

SCIRT Helps Create Sensory Garden

Volunteers from all five SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) partners have helped give Christchurch children of all abilities a special new play area.
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:55

L&D Manager Recognised by Industry

Congratulations to McConnell Dowell Learning and Development Manager Anand Naidu, who was awarded Runner Up in the Practitioner of the Year category at last night’s NZATD Awards. Second place was a significant achievement given the huge number of entries in this category. The award acknowledged Anand’s “broad range of skills: strategy, coaching, mentoring, leadership, design skills [and] assessment.”
Last modified on Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:57

Underpass Wins Concrete Award

An unusual and striking approach to a pedestrian and cycle underpass has won the Excellence in Civil Concrete Construction category at the 2016 Concrete Sustainability Awards. The 180m long underpass, which was opened on 9 September, is part of the NZ$93m Russley Rd upgrade in Christchurch, which is being delivered by a McConnell Dowell Downer Joint Venture together with designer AECOM and sub consultants Jasmax and WAM.
Last modified on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 11:31

Geotech Works Begin at Sumner Rd

A blessing and ceremonial planting officiated by local iwi Ngati Wheke marked the start this week of geotechnical risk mitigation works at Sumner Road in Christchurch.
Last modified on Friday, 30 September 2016 10:43

Recognition for Going the Extra Mile

McConnell Dowell is thrilled to have received recognition from our client NZ Transport Agency for ‘Going the Extra Mile’ on two of the high profile projects we are delivering for them - the Russley Rd Upgrade in Christchurch, and the Waterview Connection in Auckland.
Last modified on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 07:53

International Award Success

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce our success at the 2016 International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) Excellence in Project Execution Award on Friday  in Paris, France. The company’s Fourth Transmission Pipeline Phase 2 (FTP2) project in Thailand beat outstanding projects from around the world to secure the award for Excellence in Project Execution. Further information about the award can be found at the IPLOCA website. 
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Industry Recognition for In-House Training

McConnell Dowell’s Private Training Establishment (PTE), the first in New Zealand’s construction industry, has been recognised at the 2016 ITENZ Awards.
Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:32

City Rail Link Receives Highest Sustainability Rating

The City Rail Link (CRL), which is being delivered by a McConnell Dowell and Hawkins Joint Venture, has been awarded a ‘Leading’ Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Design rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the highest possible achievement in the IS scheme.
Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:36

Amadeus Gas Pipeline Project Completion

After 14 months in the Northern Territory, the Amadeus team have completed the last of the facilities along the Amadeus Gas Pipeline between Darwin and Mereenie, approximately 300km west of Alice Springs. APA awarded the project to McConnell Dowell in May 2015, whereby the existing coating of the below ground pipework at 25 facilities was to be removed and replaced with a new epoxy coating, and the sites reinstated to their original condition. An additional facility was added to the project scope during execution of the site works, taking the total number of stations completed to 26.
Last modified on Saturday, 10 September 2016 16:23

O-Bahn City Access Project Milestone

The O-Bahn City Access Project in South Australia has reached another milestone over the weekend with the realignment of East Terrace near Rymill Park. In preparation for the next stage of the project, traffic travelling on East Terrace between Grenfell and Hutt Streets will be switched to a new section of road, to the west of the existing alignment.  

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 Monday, 19 September 2016 09:36

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.
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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