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

McConnell Dowell strengthens Australian team

McConnell Dowell Australia has strengthened its local leadership team with two key appointments. Sasho Anastasieski has been appointed to the role of Operations Manager effective April 3. Sasho brings in excess of 25 years construction experience across a diverse range of projects and locations. He has held senior management roles with Fulton Hogan; John Holland and Laing O’Rourke, and was most recently Business Manager, Construction for Burton Construction. Sasho will be based in Sydney and will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of projects across Australia where his skills and experience can deliver the greatest value to our customers.
Last modified on Thursday, 30 March 2017 14:28
 

Update on Barangaroo Ferry Hub Project

The Barangaroo Ferry Hub Project in Sydney has now reopened after closure due to a fatal accident that occurred on March 1, 2017. We again extend our sympathies to the family from all at McConnell Dowell and we continue to liaise with them and offer support in this difficult time. The program for reopening of the site was developed in consultation with our client Transport for NSW (TfNSW), staff and subcontractors. Over this period, staff and contractors have continued to be offered support and counselling and this is ongoing. McConnell Dowell, our staff and contractors are cooperating fully with investigations.…
Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 14:43

Outfall Win is a New Zealand First

A new stormwater outfall to be constructed at Army Bay near Whangaparaoa north of Auckland will be a construction first for New Zealand. McConnell Dowell will be installing the 2km onshore section of the 3km outfall pipe using Direct Pipe, a construction methodology never before used in the country.
Last modified on Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:36
 

Statement regarding Barangaroo Ferry Hub project

McConnell Dowell can confirm a fatal accident occurred at the site of the ferry hub project at Barangaroo in Sydney at approximately 4.15pm yesterday. The worker was an employee of a local labour hire company. McConnell Dowell’s Australian Managing Director, Jim Frith said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this extremely difficult time. “We are providing his employer with all the assistance they need to support his family, and all affected staff are being offered support and counselling.’’ The full circumstances are unknown at this time and McConnell Dowell will continue to work with the authorities as they…
Last modified on Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:37

Built Environs Awarded U2 on Waymouth

McConnell Dowell's building arm, Built Environs has been awarded the contract to deliver the U2 on Waymouth project on behalf of developer Datong Australia.
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:53
 

South Road Overpass, Adelaide South Australia (update)

Further to our news posted on January 25, Aurecon have tabled thier report following thier investigation into the technical issue at the South Road Overpass. In conjunction with our design engineering consultants, AECOM and Wallbridge & Gilbert, we continue to review Aurecon’s report after receiving a copy this morning. As long-standing, well-regarded companies with a strong track record in designing and constructing major infrastructure projects in South Australia, we regard the movement experienced with the Shared Path Bridge as a matter of significant concern. We are committed to continuing to work with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to find a safe, permanent…
Last modified on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:24

McConnell Dowell awarded Dryandra Road Works Contract

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for the Dryandra Road Works, a significant structural element of the New Parallel Runway by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC).   The Dryandra Road Project is a reinforced concrete 4-lane underpass structure, supported on approximately 700 precast concrete piles including 1.5km of roadway, full underpass fitout with portions of taxiway and airfield road mounted atop the underpass structure.  
Last modified on Monday, 30 January 2017 11:11
 

South Rd Overpass, Adelaide, South Australia

McConnell Dowell is working closely with the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) to solve an issue that has occurred on the South Rd Overpass in Adelaide.

Innovation Wins Safety Award

Taking the initiative to help the construction industry work more safely has won a Safety Award for the McConnell Dowell Christchurch Earthquake Rebuild Safety team.The team was today presented with the last ever SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) Bill Perry Safety Award, an award recognises SCIRT teams that continually raise the bar of safety and safety awareness.
Last modified on Monday, 12 December 2016 11:34

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).
Last modified on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:52

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