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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:15

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 blower facilities.

Delivered by the McConnell Dowell-HEB JV, the team worked collaboratively with Watercare and CH2M Beca in a culture driven by a key concept of “Together Doing it Better”. This approach enabled enhancements to the programme, effective risk management, and alternate solutions, which maximised construction and long term operational safety.

Greg Wichman, McConnell Dowell’s Project Manager for Mangere BNR, on the key to our success: “Fundamentally, we listened to our customer and worked collaboratively with project partners in a culture based on mutual understanding and respect to produce an excellent outcome for Watercare. We are proud to have delivered a legacy project and world-class infrastructure for the people of Auckland.”

The Mangere BNR Upgrade project also won the Excellence in Building Risk Management Capability at the Risk New Zealand Awards in 2016.

To view the project video click here

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