McConnell Dowell to complete new wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Auckland

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that the McConnell Dowell-HEB Joint Venture has been awarded a contract by Watercare to upgrade the Pukekohe WWTP in South Auckland. This award follows the successful completion by the Joint Venture of New Zealand’s largest wastewater upgrade since 2000 at the Mangere wastewater treatment plant.   Similar to the award-winning Mangere BNR WWTP upgrade, this contract includes construction of three reactors, a chemical dosing facility, pump station, inlet works, and associated interconnecting pipework. This upgrade at Pukekohe will allow Watercare to meet the demands of a growing population by doubling the capacity of the plant.…
Last modified on Monday, 19 November 2018 10:26

McConnell Dowell Awarded Contract for Jane Street, Penrith as part of the Mulgoa Road / Castlereagh Road upgrade

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the award to upgrade the busy Mulgoa Road corridor between Union Road and Museum Drive including upgrade of Mulgoa Road intersections with Jane Street and High Street in Penrith.   This Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) project, which is being funded by the Australian and NSW governments, is an important development for the Western Sydney community as on completion it will ease congestion, improve access to public and active transport, and increase road capacity to cater for future growth.   
Last modified on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 12:10

McConnell Dowell Makes Strong Start To 2019 Financial Year With Substantial Order Intake

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that it has secured a number of contract awards across all operating regions in the first quarter of FY19. The Group continues to progress its market and growth strategy.  McConnell Dowell CEO Scott Cummins said, that the contracts awarded further highlight the Group as a specialist and respected infrastructure contractor that offers engineering and construction solutions to the Infrastructure, Building and Resource sectors across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Last modified on Monday, 12 November 2018 07:37

McConnell Dowell Wins at Worksafe Awards

We are pleased to announce that our Swanson Dock and inhouse engineering teams won the  “Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety Issue” Award at the Worksafe Victoria Awards in Melbourne last night. Faced with the challenge of rehabilitating a 45-year-old wharf structure back to prime operating condition, our team developed and built two mobile platforms allowing rehabilitation work to be executed more safely, efficiently and to a higher quality than traditional barge or scaffolding solutions would have allowed.    
Last modified on Friday, 19 October 2018 15:46

McConnell Dowell Awarded Toll Berthing & Infrastructure Project

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce a new contract to upgrade existing wharf facilities at Webb Dock and Burnie on behalf of Toll. The upgrades are required to allow the wharves to receive a new larger class of vessel procured by Toll to better service the Victorian/ Tasmanian shipping route. The project award comes after an intense and productive 10-week Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) process between the two organisations, focused on developing the best design and delivery solution to ensure the works are completed on-time. The project will be a complex logistics challenge whereby McConnell Dowell is required to upgrade…
Last modified on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:18

Amrun wins CCF Award

Congratulations to the Amrun Chith Export Facility team (McConnell Dowell, Rio Tinto, Bechtel and Jacobs) who won a Queensland Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Earth Award on Friday night. The Earth Awards recognise excellence in civil construction.   Located near Weipa in Far North Queensland,  the marine Export Facility includes a new 650-metre long access jetty and a 350-metre long loading wharf.  The facility is part of Rio Tinto’s Amrun Project, which includes the construction of a world-class bauxite mine, processing plant, and port facilities.
Last modified on Monday, 10 September 2018 13:43

Successful Completion of Amrun Project Chith Export Facility

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Chith Export Facility construction for Rio Tinto’s $2.6billion Amrun bauxite development on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. Through collaboration and innovation, this state-of-the-art facility has been delivered safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.
Last modified on Friday, 10 August 2018 09:52

McConnell Dowell wins big at the 2018 CCNZ Awards

McConnell Dowell has received a number of industry awards over the years, in recognition of the complex, innovative projects we undertake in collaboration with our partners and customers.   We are excited to announce that this year the Mangere Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Upgrade Project for Watercare has won the Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards 2018 for Category 4 – Projects with a value greater than NZ$100M.
Last modified on Thursday, 09 August 2018 10:08

Tunnel Boring Machine Breaks World Record

  A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) called ‘Blanche’ set a new world record when it reached 1496.48 metres - the longest ever stretch of pipe laid by the Direct Pipe® tunnelling methodology. The TBM is located at Watercare’s Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, Whangaparaoa. On the afternoon of Friday 13 July, the McConnell Dowell project team were monitoring progress with building excitement as the TBM approached 1495m, the previous record set in Texas in 2017. 
Last modified on Monday, 23 July 2018 10:33

Mangere BNR Upgrade Wins Excellence Award at IPWEA

The Mangere Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Upgrade has won the Best Public Works Project >NZ$5M award at the 2018 IPWEA New Zealand Annual Excellence Awards. The award recognises the delivery of community outcomes beyond the project success indicators of “on budget” and “on time”. The NZ$140M expansion to the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant to address current and future growth in Auckland is the largest single-site capital works delivery of wastewater infrastructure in New Zealand since 2000. This Design and Construct project involved the construction of new four-stage treatment reactors, two new 52m diameter clarifiers, and associated pump stations, pipes, and…
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:46

Construction is progressing well on the Dryandra Underpass

The structures team on the Dryandra Road Project in Brisbane reached a significant milestone on the project earlier this month by completing the final deck pour on Taxiway Y. The Dryandra Road Project  is a reinforced concrete, four-lane underpass that will allow vehicles to travel under the taxiways that will connect Brisbane Airport's new runway  to the existing runway system. Each taxiway is divided into seven (7) individual pours, and Taxiway Y is the first of two taxiway decks to be completed. Work has begun on Taxiway Z, which is due for completion at the end of June 2018.
Last modified on Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:14

Construction Alliance to help make the boat go faster

The Downer and McConnell Dowell consortium has been selected as the preferred construction partner for the infrastructure required to host the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. The infrastructure development in Auckland’s Harbour will include ground improvements, dredging, and construction of wharf extensions, breakwaters, marine and port accessory structures and services, extensions to existing private and public services (including stormwater, wastewater, potable water, power and telecommunications), construction of seven temporary and permanent yachting syndicate bases and construction of public access ways, amenity areas and public realm.
Last modified on Sunday, 29 April 2018 19:07

Driving Engineering Excellence, Innovation And Value Creation At McConnell Dowell

The Engineering, Technology and Innovation function within the McConnell Dowell Group will lead engineering excellence, innovation and value creation to capitalise on growth opportunities and develop innovative technical solutions for our customers. The team, led by Executive General Manager Vito Trantino, will bring together engineering best practice and technological application to drive the Group’s vision to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions. 
Last modified on Friday, 23 March 2018 12:53

McConnell Dowell Supports Women in Transport

As part of their involvement in the Western Program Alliance, a project that involves the removal of level crossings predominantly in Melbourne’s west, McConnell Dowell is participating in the Women in Transport Mentoring Program. The 12-month pilot program is the first of its kind in Victoria – that will see 60 female participants from engineering, project management and other related disciplines paired with experienced and senior mentors in the industry to work towards achieving their career goals.
 

McConnell Dowell shortlisted for major wastewater pipeline

We are pleased to announce that Pacific Networks, in which McConnell Dowell is a major participant, has been selected as one of four the shortlisted contractors to proceed to the RFT phase for the Central Interceptor Wastewater Tunnel Project in central Auckland.

McConnell Dowell announces Vito Trantino as Executive General Manager Engineering, Technology and Innovation

McConnell Dowell Group CEO, Scott Cummins, last week announced important changes to the Executive team and operating model with the internal appointment of Mr Vito Trantino, previously Engineering Manager Australia, to the newly created position of Executive General Manager Engineering, Technology and Innovation. “Consistent with our vision to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Vito and the creation of our new Group Function; Engineering, Technology and Innovation. The new Group Function will help identify and capitalise on growth opportunities, while providing executive focus on the development…
Last modified on Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:01

Murray Basin Rail Project reopens Maryborough to Ararat line

This week the Murray Basin Rail Project saw the Ararat to Maryborough freight rail line, in regional Victoria, reopen for the start of driver training. To announce this significant milestone on this vital Australian and State Government project, Victorian Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, travelled to the township of Avoca, in central Victoria yesterday.
Last modified on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:07

McConnell Dowell Graduate Program

McConnell Dowell Australia’s 2018 Graduate program commenced last week with a formal induction and welcome lunch held in the Melbourne head office.  
Last modified on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:34
 

Project Award - Oaklands Rail Crossing, South Australia

An Alliance of the South Australian Government Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure (DPTI), McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald has been formed to design and construct a project to grade separate the Oaklands rail crossing on the Seaford train line, approximately 13km south of Adelaide.
Last modified on Monday, 22 January 2018 06:45

Runway Apron Awarded in American Samoa

McConnell Dowell has been awarded a new contract at Pago Pago Airport in American Samoa. The American Samoa Government, Department of Ports Authority (DPA) and Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) have contracted us to install new aviation fuel pipe lines, stormwater lines and outfall, and to rehabilitate the existing Apron surface.
Last modified on Thursday, 21 December 2017 13:58