McConnell Dowell announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director

McConnell Dowell Corporation Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Lock to its Board as Non-Executive Director. Chris is a highly experienced and capable leader within the Australian engineering and construction sector.  He previously served for ten years at the most senior levels of government in NSW as Deputy Director General, Transport Projects for TfNSW, and as CEO of the Transport Construction Authority and its predecessor, the Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation.
Last modified on Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:32

Harewood Underpass Wins Resene Colour Awards

The Harewood Underpass in Christchurch, New Zealand has won two categories at the 2017 Resene Total Colour Awards, the Maestro Nightingale Award and the Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Award.
Last modified on Friday, 01 September 2017 14:11

Runway Overlay Awarded in American Samoa

The Department of Port Administration in American Samoa has awarded McConnell Dowell a contract to resurface the runway at Pago Pago International Airport.
Last modified on Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:35

Built Environs wins Master Builders Award

McConnell Dowell's building arm, Built Environs received industry recognition at the Master Builders Building Excellence 2017 Awards. The building and construction industry's 'night of nights' was held on Friday night at the Adelaide Convention Centre to recognise and award South Australia's best building projects and professionals of the past 12 months. The Modbury Hospital Redevelopment Project won the Excellence in a Commercial Fit-out up to $5m.
Last modified on Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:46

Work To Start On Murray Basin Rail Project

The McConnell Dowell and Martinus Rail Joint Venture (MMJV) is poised to start work on one of the largest freight upgrade projects in Australia – the  $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project V/Line is overseeing the Murray Basin Rail Project, which involves the upgrade and conversion of over 1,000 kilometers of track to standard gauge to provide better rail freight services and improved freight access to major ports. The project is jointly funded by the Federal and Victorian governments.
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:20

Waterview wins again

The Waterview Connection Project has once again been recognised for excellence with another industry award win. Delivered by the Well-Connected Alliance (of which McConnell Dowell is a major alliance partner), for the NZ Transport Agency, the project won the $100million+ category at the Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards on Friday night.
Last modified on Thursday, 10 August 2017 07:13

Return to Rarotonga

The Cook Islands Government has awarded McConnell Dowell the NZ$30M+ Te Mato Vai project on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. This project is a multi-staged upgrade of the water supply network on Rarotonga, funded by the governments of New Zealand, China and the Cook Islands.
Last modified on Friday, 04 August 2017 13:38

Capping day at Russley Rd

The final piece at the apex of Christchurch’s architecturally designed ‘gateway arches’ was put in place yesterday morning with the help of a 180 tonne crane. The top piece (or arch cap) weighs in at 13.5 tonnes and connects the gateway arches, which now stand 27 metres above Memorial Avenue.
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:46

Vito Trantino named one of Engineers Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Engineers’

McConnell Dowell Engineering Manager – Australia, Vito Trantino was today named one of Engineers Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Engineers’ for 2017. Vito heads up our team of design managers, who oversee our engineering consultants during the bidding and delivery phases of our D&C projects. He also heads up our temporary works team who develop innovative, customised engineering solutions that help streamline our construction delivery.
Last modified on Monday, 10 July 2017 10:31

Waterview wins industry award

The Waterview Connection team has celebrated a win at the Civil Contractors NZ Auckland branch awards, voted the best project in the Over $25m Turnover category.
Last modified on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 07:46

McConnell Dowell to deliver Murray Basin Rail Project

McConnell Dowell, in partnership with Martinus Rail, is pleased to announce the award of the Murray Basin Rail Project. The project involves standardising and upgrading 1,055 kilometres of rail freight lines to improve rail access between the Murray Basin and Victoria’s major ports.
Last modified on Monday, 26 June 2017 12:47

McConnell Dowell Awarded Swanson Dock East Rehabilitation Works

McConnell Dowell continues its partnership with Port of Melbourne after securing a contract to rehabilitate Swanson Dock East Berth 1. The project award comes after an intense and productive three month collaboration between the two organisations, focused on developing the best design and delivery solution. The project will be a complex logistics challenge with the requirement to maintain full operations for the terminal operator.
Last modified on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:37

McConnell Dowell Appoints Stephen Rogers as Managing Director, South East Asia

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that Stephen Rogers has been appointed as Managing Director, South East Asia. Stephen is an experienced International executive, with strong knowledge of the South East Asia Region, and over 20 years EPC experience in the Oil and Gas sector. Stephen comes to McConnell Dowell from Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I), where he was most recently Vice President Asia Pacific & Australia, based in Singapore, leading a regional management team operating across China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Australia.  
Last modified on Friday, 09 June 2017 06:32

Jemena awards key Northern Gas Pipeline contract to McConnell Dowell

McConnell Dowell has been awarded a Construction Contract by Jemena for the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Project. The NGP is a 622km buried gas pipeline between Tennant Creek and Mount Isa. Upon completion, the NGP will, for the first time, connect Northern Territory gas fields with the east-coast gas market. McConnell Dowell’s scope of work involves the engineering, construction and commissioning of a 481km section of the pipeline, commencing in the Northern Territory.
Last modified on Thursday, 08 June 2017 15:15

McConnell Dowell wins 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award

McConnell Dowell has taken out Australia’s pre-eminent engineering construction award for its pivotal contribution to the Port of Melbourne’s $1.6 billion Webb Dock Port Capacity Upgrade Project. Announced in Sydney last night, the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award recognised McConnell Dowell’s $400 million Maritime Works Package. CEO of McConnell Dowell, Scott Cummins, said the project showcased McConnell Dowell’s expertise in marine environments and the team’s ability to design creative customer-focussed solutions to challenging logistical and engineering challenges.
Last modified on Friday, 05 May 2017 15:28

KiwiRail Contract in Canterbury Awarded to McConnell Dowell

New Zealand rail operator KiwiRail has awarded McConnell Dowell a contract to upgrade five main line level crossings in Canterbury.
Last modified on Friday, 05 May 2017 15:08

McConnell Dowell awarded Level Crossing Removal Project

An Alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to remove the level crossing on Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown North and duplicate part of the Altona Loop as part of the Western Program Alliance.
Last modified on Thursday, 04 May 2017 17:03

McConnell Dowell appoints Fraser Wyllie as Managing Director, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

McConnell Dowell has appointed Fraser Wyllie to lead their New Zealand and Pacific Islands operations and build on the strong foundations laid by his predecessor Roger McRae.   Fraser has more than 30 years’ experience, most recently as Executive General Manager Projects at Downer, and a strong track record of overseeing both quality project execution and sustained commercial growth. Fraser has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland and a Master of Business Administration from Massey University.    
Last modified on Thursday, 04 May 2017 15:23

Tunnel Upgrade Awarded by NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded McConnell Dowell the Construction Contract to make a number of upgrades to the Lyttelton Tunnel in Christchurch. The contract involves installing a new deluge fire suppression system including construction of a new water reservoir on land above the tunnel, upgrading existing supply pipes and tunnel ventilation, some earthquake strengthening of portal buildings, major upgrades to the tunnels communications and new public address and CCTV systems.
Last modified on Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:43

Joe Edwards Appointed IPENZ Fellow

McConnell Dowell Operations Manager Joe Edwards has been elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers New Zealand, in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the engineering profession.
Last modified on Monday, 10 April 2017 09:21