Shortlisted For British Construction Industry Awards

McConnell Dowell is thrilled that the Riverbank Precinct Pedestrian Footbridge Project in South Australia has been shortlisted for International Project of the Year in the 2015 British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards. McConnell Dowell constructed the 255 metre long, 8 metre wide bridge which was commissioned by South Australia's Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI); engineered by Tony Gee and Partners / Aurecon; and architecturaly designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. The striking design mirrors the River Torrens with 2000sqm of curved glass cladding, to connect two key destination points on the north and south banks. "This is more than…
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McConnell Dowell New Zealand tracking strong growth in the South Island

McConnell Dowell, heavily involved in the Christchurch rebuild through the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Team (SCIRT), is set for strong growth in the South Island when the rebuild is complete. "The recent $48 million construction contract with the North Otago Irrigation Company (NOIC) and the NZTA $90 million Memorial Gateway highway project in Christchurch continues a long standing commitment to growth in the South Island," says Rob Wotherspoon, McConnell Dowell's Regional Manager, Christchurch. The company, which is a major sponsor of the Christchurch Arts Festival, has been building infrastructure in the South Island since the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter and Clyde…
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Contract Award by APA Group

McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pt Ltd has been awarded the contract to revamp the below ground pipework coating at 25 stations by APA Group, as part of its regular maintenance programme for the approximately 1,400km-long Amadeus Gas Pipeline, which runs from Darwin to Alice Springs and then on to Mereenie. The pipeline will continue to operate during the maintenance project, which is expected to run for 12 months and will involve assessment of the coating condition as well as undertaking the work required to restore the stations to their original condition. Primary challenges for the project include the remote nature…
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McConnell Dowell announced in the Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders: Emerging List

McConnell Dowell is proud to have been selected in “Australia’s Gas Leaders” inaugural Top 20 Emerging Companies for 2015. This prestigious selection adds to our suite of recent award winning Australian oil and gas projects, such as the Australian Pacific LNG project. It is also strong recognition for our non-Australian operations, particularly South East Asia and the Middle East, where we are known for our innovation and creative solutions. This award and the successful delivery of these projects reinforces our commitment to the oil and gas sector and our focus on building better communities through safe, smart, efficient infrastructure. To…
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FTP2 Project Exceeds Three Million Hours LTI Free

During April 2015, the McConnell Dowell team delivering the Fourth Transmission Pipeline Stage 2 (FTP2) project for PTT in Thailand achieved the significant safety milestone of working 3 million hours LTI free. This milestone has been attained whilst delivering a complex, fast track project with significant terrain, environmental, safety, logistics and stakeholder challenges. Peak site workforce has exceeded 2,800 located at over 50 discrete work locations. Proactive safety management has included a tailored project induction, timely and consistent communication with all stakeholders and innovative engineering solutions. Each of these have been effective in mitigating risk to the workforce and general…
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Milestone Achieved at PT ASL Shipyard Project in Indonesia

Great progress has been made on our PT ASL Shipyard project in Indonesia with piling and installation of the precast headstocks and beams now complete. The use of modular pre-cast construction was instrumental to the team meeting the tight project timeframes and to the high standard of finish. To recap, the McConnell Dowell contract involves the conversion of an existing three dolphin quay (previously built by McConnell Dowell) into a new 249m x 20m Jetty at the ASL Shipyard facility at Tanjung Uncang, Batam Island in the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia. This project is a continuation of our close working relationship…
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Contract Award - Condensate Export Facility in Indonesia

The Company is pleased to announce that PT McConnell Dowell Indonesia has been awarded the Phase-2 Works by PT Donggi-Senoro LNG ("DSLNG") for the construction of the Condensate Export Facility. DSLNG is currently building a 2.1 million ton per annum, greenfield LNG plant in Uso village of Banggai district in Central Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia. Condensate, which is produced as a by-product of the LNG production process, will be stored and piped to the material offloading facility ("MOF"). The design and procurement of the Condensate Export Facility is being executed by JGC. The contract is for the complete installation of…
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McConnell Dowell awarded contract by North Otago Irrigation Company

North Otago Irrigation Company (NOIC) and McConnell Dowell Constructors Limited announced today the signing of a $48 million contract to deliver the infrastructure required for the expansion of the irrigation scheme. NOIC successfully closed a prospectus in December 2014 that enabled the company to proceed with their plans to deliver valuable irrigation water into the Kakanui Valley. Roger McRae Managing Director of McConnell Dowell and Leigh Hamilton, Chair of NOIC came together today to put their signatures on the contract agreement which will see site mobilisation begin this month. (Photo of signing below). Mr McRae expressed his delight in reaching…
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McConnell Dowell's NZ graduate program is up and running

McConnell Dowell's NZ graduate program is up and running with the first 20 people from Auckland and Canterbury universities already onboard.  McConnell Dowell's New Zealand graduate program has hit the ground running with the first 20 participants starting to experience life as an engineer with a leading NZ contractor. Coming from universities such as Auckland and Canterbury, the graduates will experience a four year long program that is unlike any other offered in the industry. From estimating, business development and design through to getting their hands dirty on some of the country's biggest projects, the program is structured around twelve…
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Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key officially turns the sod on construction of the Memorial Gateway

Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key officially turns the sod on construction of the $90 million Memorial Gateway at the intersection of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave McConnell Dowell was awarded the contract for the Russley Road State Highway 1 Upgrade project in a joint venture with Downer earlier this year. "It's going to be a great looking road and bridge when it's finished," he said. Construction of the Gateway will be carried out by slightly raising Russley Road and lowering Memorial Avenue to slip underneath it at the existing roundabout.The Gateway is part of a staged four lane…
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McConnell Dowell & Waterview Well-Connected Alliance encourage ANZAC spirit

McConnell Dowell, as part of New Zealand’s biggest roading project - the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection and the Well-Connected Alliance is helping a small rural town commemorate for the first time its people who fought for this country over the past 100 years.The newly erected Soldiers Memorial on the Village Green at Te Kauwhata in north Waikato is made from 5 concrete segments that had been rejected for installation in the motorway tunnels at Waterview in Auckland. The segments each weigh 10 tonnes, and had been moulded at the project’s precast concrete factory at East Tamaki in Auckland where…
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City Rail Link contract awarded to McConnell Dowell Hawkins Joint Venture

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the award of the City Rail Link (CRL) Enabling Contract Two in Auckland, New Zealand. McConnell Dowell, as part of a Joint Venture (Connectus) with Hawkins will construct the cut and cover tunnels under and along key transport corridors in the CBD. The design phase commenced in March and the physical works work is likely to start in October."McConnell Dowell and Hawkins have a combined history of over 100 years in infrastructure construction in New Zealand. It's enormously satisfying to be working together on a transport project that is helping to shape the future,"…
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McConnell Dowell recognised at 2015 Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Awards Night

McConnell Dowell was recognised for the excellent outcomes achieved on two major Australian projects at the 2015 Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Infrastructure Awards Night in Sydney on Wednesday night.The Australia Pacific LNG Pipeline project was announced as the winner of the 2015 Contractor Excellence Award and one of four Finalists for 2015 Project of the Year. McConnell Dowell, in joint venture with Consolidated Contracting Company delivered the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts for the project between 2010 and 2014. The 530 km large diameter high pressure gas pipeline and associated facilities extends from the Surat Basin to Curtis Island in…
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McConnell Dowell wins City Reach Boardwalk contract in Brisbane

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the award of the City Reach Boardwalk Project in Brisbane.The Company’s northern region secured the construct-only contract to conduct maintenance repair works on a section of the City Reach Boardwalk, located in the Brisbane CBD, along the Brisbane River.The Boardwalk is a shared pedestrian and bicycle path suspended over the Brisbane River, between the Story Bridge and City Botanic Gardens. The maintenance work will improve and ensure the safety and longevity of the boardwalk.McConnell Dowell will carry out the temporary removal of superstructure elements, electrical isolation and removal, and undertake the placement of new…
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Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Ltd Skill Swap Participant visits McConnell Dowell site in Thailand

The launch of the Networks Through Skills Development Project will help grow human capital in Myanmar and assist the nation to pursue economic renewal. Myanmar is the largest country in South-East Asia, yet it lacks sufficient investment in research, extension, infrastructure and technology transfer. The Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, Access Macquarie and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar have collaborated to secure a secondment of six weeks in duration for a candidate from United Engineering. The initiation of the Skill-Swap will mark a monumental achievement for bilateral relations between Australia and Myanmar. The Australian Trade Commission has provided funding…
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McConnell Dowell takes part in new Supply Chain Sustainability School in Australia

Construction and infrastructure industry leaders have joined forces to launch the Supply Chain Sustainability School (the School) in Australia. The School is a virtual learning platform aimed at increasing sustainability awareness, knowledge and competency across the supply chain. The industry led initiative is being launched by eight founding partners – McConnell Dowell , John Holland, Mirvac, Stockland, Downer Tenix, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, DuluxGroup and Laing O’Rourke – with additional funding and support provided by the NSW Government, Sustainability Victoria and Construction Skills Queensland. The School is being delivered by the Net Balance Foundation, with support from Ernst &…
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McConnell Dowell wins design and construct contract of Proposed Tunnel Link in Kuala Lumpur

One IFC Residences Sdn Bhd has awarded McConnell Dowell the contract to design and construct the proposed tunnel link between the Muzium Negara MRT and the St Regis Hotel. With the project underway, its completion is expected by 28 February 2016. The tunnel link is approximately 2.5 metres below Jalan Damansara Road with an overall length of approximately 40 metres. McConnell Dowell will undertake the architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical design tasks with a focus on working to protect the existing utilities and services. Scope of works: • Installation of the Earth Retaining Structure System (ERSS), Contiguous Bored Pile…
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Roy Hill Project: Final Wharf Modules lifted onto heavy lift vessel bound for Port Hedland

  McConnell Dowell is proud to announce that in early February, the final wharf modules for the Roy Hill Project were lifted onto a heavy lift vessel bound for Port Hedland.McConnell Dowell has worked with fabrication facilities in China to deliver a total of fourteen wharf modules for the highly anticipated project in Western Australia.  
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First Terminal Opens for BCC Milton Ferry Project

​After many hours of hard work for the BCC Project Team, Milton Ferry Terminal is now up in running on the Brisbane River! On Sunday 18 January 2015, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk un-locked the gates to the much anticipated Milton Ferry Terminal. Milton is the first of 8 new or upgraded terminals McConnell Dowell are delivering for the Brisbane City Council. The Milton Terminal has already received positive feedback from the local community and businesses, with increased activity for the Park Road precinct. Congratulations to the project team on their continued effort delivering this project.   ​  
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Balaclava Premium Railway Station Upgrade Opens to the Public

Public Transport Chief Executive Officer Mark Wild and Metro Trains Chief Executive Officer Andrew Lezala officially open and celebrate the Balaclava Premium Railway Station Upgrade completion. Source: Public Transport Victoria.      
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