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

Governor's Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Waste Water Project Awarded

McConnell Dowell has secured the Governor's Bay, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton Waste Water Project WP#2, the Christchurch City Council project for the provision of submarine and land-based pipelines to improve and futureproof the treatment of waste water from the Lyttelton Harbour communities of Lyttelton, Governors Bay and Diamond Harbour in Christchurch.
Last modified on Thursday, 21 December 2017 13:29

ML-JV construction advisor for Melbourne Airport’s Runway Development Program

The McConnell Dowell/Lendlease Joint Venture (ML-JV) is delighted to be appointed as advisors during the design phase of Melbourne Airport’s Runway Development Program (RDP).

Celebrating Engineering Excellence

Leaders from across the Victorian engineering, construction and infrastructure industries came together to celebrate engineering excellence at an Awards evening in Melbourne on Thursday. The event co-hosted by McConnell Dowell and Engineers Australia included an opening address from Warren Overton from Sustainability Victoria, who spoke about the state government’s broader sustainability agenda for building and infrastructure.
Last modified on Friday, 13 October 2017 06:54

International Award Success for McConnell Dowell

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2017 Brunel Medal by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for the Brisbane Ferry Terminals project. The medal was presented to McConnell Dowell Project Manager, Todd Cook and other members of the project team at a ceremony held in London earlier this month.
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:41

Strategy Update - McConnell Dowell Completes Reset

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce that the final step of the Reset phase of the Group's overall strategy has been completed with the release of the FY17 financial results. The Group has now set in place the platform to optimise value and enable future growth. Over the past 12 months, the Group has been making steady progress with the implementation and execution of its transformational program to ensure a prosperous future by consistently and reliably delivering projects for customers. McConnell Dowell Chief Executive Officer, Scott Cummins said the initial focus for the Group following his appointment in late 2015…
Last modified on Monday, 02 October 2017 12:16

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