Breaking new ground

The 1970s sees the Company expand overseas for the first time, establishing offices in Australia and Singapore and building a reputation as a leader in marine and pipeline construction.

By the end of its second decade the Company has expanded across South East Asia and is also doing projects in the Middle East​.

1971: The first overseas office is established, with an independent company in Singapore.

1972: Melbourne's Yarra River gas pipeline crossing gives McConnell Dowell a springboard into Australia. Complex project because had to keep access to major shipping channel