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