Rowsley Crossing Loop Complete

McConnell Dowell has completed construction of the Rowsley Crossing Loop in Victoria. The one-kilometre section of line is part of a $14.3 million investment that also included an upgraded Ballan station. Works also included new warning lights and boom gates for the existing rail crossing at Rowsley Station Road. State Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said the loop will provide relief for commuters impacted by late services.
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:02

Construction Officially Started on Auckland Rail Project

Construction officially started on auckland rail project This morning, construction officially started on Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL), the biggest construction project New Zealand has ever seen. The ground-breaking ceremony for the NZ$2.5 billion public transport project was attended by Prime Minister John Key, Minister of Transport Simon Bridges, Auckland Mayor Len Brown, Auckland Transport Chairman Dr Lester Levy and dignitaries from local and central government. MD Roger McRae and Project Director Chris Powell were among those who represented McConnell Dowell at the event....
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:00

Zero Harm Scholarship an Opportunity to Upskill in Safety

Zero Harm Scholarship an Opportunity to Upskill in Safety Congratulations to McConnell Dowell Supervisor Geoffrey (Tiny) Wineera, who has been awarded one of four NZ Transport Agency Zero Harm Scholarships. In addition to his ‘day job’ as a Painting and Coatings Supervisor in the mechanical and electrical team on the Waterview Connection Project in Auckland, Tiny also acts as a Level Two Health & Safety Representative, which involves incident investigation and reporting, creation of safety alerts, and documenting incidents, causes and solutions.
Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2016 09:45

First Tracks Laid For New Rowsley Crossing Loop

First Tracks Laid For New Rowsley Crossing Loop McConnell Dowell are proud to deliver another important piece of rail infrastructure to the Victorian Government, the Rowsley Crossing Loop. The kilometre-long loop will provide another point for trains to pass each other, which will help services recover from unexpected delays more quickly, boosting reliability and punctuality.
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:31

McConnell Dowell publish ‘Construction for a resilient city’

McConnell Dowell publish ‘Construction for a resilient city’. McConnell Dowell’s Group Environmental Managers, Nicole Rogers has written an article that has featured in the Planning Institute of Australia's publication, New Planner. ‘Construction is traditionally seen as the ‘end of the pipeline’ in delivering the physical infrastructure that makes and supports our cities. Construction is the start of bringing planning to fruition and, as a result, constructors have a great responsibility in bringing those plans to life.’  Click here to view the full article.    
Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 15:04

McConnell Dowell To Sponsor ATS Technical Session

McConnell Dowell are the proud sponsors of the Australasian Tunnelling Society’s (ATS) Technical Session “Waterview – A Wonderland Tale” hosted by Engineer’s Australia. Justin Shepherd will present on the construction of  the Water Connection 2.4km twin road tunnels at the event held at Engineers Australia’s Office at Level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne on Wednesday 30 March 2015. Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm prior to the session commencing at 6:00pm. Registration is free for members; please go to the Engineers Australia website to secure your position.  Click here for further information.  
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McConnell Dowell Wins Prestigious Australian Aviation Safety Award

We are proud to announce that McConnell Dowell have been awarded the Australian Aviation Ground Safety Council (AAGSC) award for our work on the Melbourne Airport PUGs project.  The PUGs project involves the demolition and reconstruction of the Papa, Uniform and Golf taxi lanes.  The project has been underway for over 24 months and involves heavy construction activities in some of the busiest and most congested parts of the airport.  
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Australian based Graduate Training Programme for 2016

The annual Australian based Graduate Training Programme for 2016 was held in the Melbourne Corporate office during the month of February over 2 separate weeks. The first week saw a combination of 1st and 2nd year MCD Graduates participate in several formal training modules that included; Contract Law & Administration Essential Negotiation Skills Manage Project Scope Effective Stakeholder Engagement The 2nd week of training saw 3rd year Graduates participate in; Contract Law & Administration Presenting for Results High Performance Teams Quality Management Essentials Future Leaders Upon completing these modules and their assessments MCD Australian Graduates are working their way towards…
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Northern Gas Pipeline Supplier EOI - ICN Gateway

McConnell Dowell has been engaged by Jemena to construct this pipeline which will connect the gas fields in the Northern Territory with customers in the Eastern Gas Market, and run between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mt Isa in Queensland. The construction scope for this contract includes the 623km high pressure gas pipeline, two compressor stations and mid-line facilities. Construction of the NGP is expected to commence in early 2017 and be completed by 2018. McConnell Dowell will be utilising the Northern Territory ICN Gateway to identify suppliers and subcontractors, with proven competence, who are commercially competitive, to participate…
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:52

Funds help to improve literacy

McConnell Dowell is one of six businesses in the North Otago region of New Zealand to receive a financial grant to help improve employees’ literacy, numeracy and communication skills. The collaboration with the Tertiary Education Commission, which was announced last week, aims to help participating businesses improve their health and safety status, as well as productivity, by upskilling employees. The initiative coincides with the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, which comes into effect in April this year, and which places greater responsibility for occupational health and safety on everyone in the workplace. “As a responsible…
Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2016 09:47

McConnell Dowell Sponsors Important Gas Industry Forum

McConnell Dowell was the proud sponsor of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's (CEDA) Gas Market - Policy and Investment Outlook forum held in Melbourne today. The event brought together gas market stakeholders, industry representatives and policy-makers to discuss commercial and policy developments in Australia's east coast gas markets. McConnell Dowell’s Executive General Manager of Pipelines, Jim Frith, opened proceedings and highlighted the importance of collaboration across the industry as it undergoes some significant transitions. Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Chairman John Pierce then delivered the key note address outlining the development of current reviews into the East Coast…
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:56

Port Capacity Project (PCP) Completion Works Package

We are pleased to announce that Port of Melbourne Corporation has awarded our Southern Region team a $12 million contract for the PCP Completion Works Package. The Port Capacity Project (PCP) comprises the redevelopment of the Webb Dock precinct to deliver an international container terminal located at Webb Dock East, as well as an expanded automotive terminal located at Webb Dock West.   The PCP Completion Works Package includes the design and construction of roadwork’s, parking facilities, pathways, landscaping and service infrastructure works required for the completion of the project.     The successful delivery of the PCP Maritime Works…
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 17:03

Ikea Store Opening, Malaysia

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the official opening of the IKEA Cheras project in Kuala Lumpur, 10 days earlier than originally scheduled. With over 45,000 customers attending the first day of trading, Malaysia’s ‘biggest house warming party’ started with a traditional Swedish breakfast attended by family members of IKEA owners, IKEA senior management and Malaysian dignitaries. This was followed by a traditional Swedish log cutting ceremony to the tune of ABBA. Customers who had been eagerly lining up since early morning were released into the store at 9am. The IKEA Cheras store is the 8th largest in the world and…
Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 15:24

Sod Turned at Kawarau Falls Bridge

One of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Queenstown area was officially started yesterday morning, when Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges turned the first sod at the Kawarau Falls new bridge site.  McConnell Dowell has been awarded the construction of the NZ$22 million project to improve traffic capacity in the area by replacing an historic 90-year-old, one-lane bridge with a new two-lane bridge with footpath. The old bridge will remain in place and become part of the Queenstown Trail cycling and walking network, increasing safety for visitors and locals enjoying the Lake Wakatipu environment. Expected to be completed in…
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McConnell Dowell to construct North East Gas Interconnector

The Northern Territory Government this week announced that Jemena has been selected to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI), connecting the Territory's vast gas fields to the east coast gas market. The 623km pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland and has a capital cost of around $800 million. McConnell Dowell have been supporting Jemena through the competitive tender process for the NEGI project and will continue in this role as the agreed construction contractor for the project. The construction scope for this contract will include the 623km high pressure gas…
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:27

Supplier and Subcontractor Event - O-Bahn City Access Project

Adelaide’s construction industry heavyweights gathered over breakfast at the Hilton on Wednesday morning to learn about potential sub-contract and supply opportunities associated with the O-Bahn City Access Project in South Australia. Earlier in the month the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) announced McConnell Dowell as the preferred contractor for the high profile $160 million guided bus tunnel from Hackney Road into the CBD. McConnell Dowell’s project team (including Project Manager Mark O’Reilly, Design Manager Melanie Saunders, Construction Managers Mario Russo and Nigel Schmidt, and Procurement Manager Sean Hughes) provided the 260 strong crowd with an overview of the…
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Contract Award - Rowsley Passing Loop Contract

McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the awarding of a contract for the design and construction of the Rowsley Crossing Loop project by V/Line. The one kilometre long crossing loop, located at Maddingley on the railway line between Ballarat and Sunshine in Victoria, will provide another opportunity for trains to pass each other on the busy corridor, offer greater flexibility to train operations and help with timetabling. McConnell Dowell's scope of work includes the design, construction and integration of the crossing loop and the upgrade of the Rowsley Station Road level crossing. Reflecting on the award McConnell Dowell's General Manager…
Last modified on Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:28

McConnell Dowell wins at CCNZ Canterbury Awards

McConnell Dowell’s reputation as a Creative Construction company has been supported by two wins at the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Canterbury Branch Contractor of the Year Awards on Saturday. We are delighted to have been awarded the Innovation Award for the Waitaki Erosion Remediation project, and the Supreme Award of the night – the Contractor of the Year Award. This is awarded to the contractor considered by the judges to have the best all-round performance in the Christchurch region.  The erosion remediation work was carried out at Meridian Energy’s Waitaki Dam and Power Station in North Otago. It involved…
Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2016 09:51

Contract Award - O-Bahn Tunnel, South Australia

McConnell Dowell is pleased to have been awarded the design and construct contract for the O-Bahn City Access Project in Adelaide, South Australia. In making the announcement, South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said... "McConnell Dowell has delivered some of the state's key infrastructure projects in recent times, including the award-winning Riverbank Bridge – the centrepiece of our Riverbank Precinct."  "The company has also been involved in a number of other award-winning projects including the Bakewell Underpass and the Adelaide Showgrounds Station." McConnell Dowell Chief Executive Scott Cummins said the company was delighted to continue its history of…
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Mark Barrows Accepts The Inaugural Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award

The inaugural Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award has been taken out by Mark Barrows, Managing Director of Dutco McConnell Dowell based in Dubai at the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Conference, 19 October on the Gold Coast. This award recognizes excellence in the construction industry and particularly the pipelines sector. Mark began his career in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1985 where Jeff Shepherd appointed him Project Engineer for the Wasley’s Pipeline in South Australia. Since that time Mark has progressed through senior roles within McConnell Dowell. APGA President Mark Dayman said… “Mark worked closely with Jeff Shepherd throughout his career…
Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 15:39