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LinkWater, a new water infrastructure company formed by the Queensland Government in 2006 to manage the existing and long term potable water requirements of South East Queensland, awarded McConnnell Dowell, in joint venture, the Southern Regional Water Pipeline Project (SRWP). One of LinkWater’s most important tasks was to oversee the construction of a new water grid with the flexibility and capacity to move large volumes of water throughout the growing region. Read more
North Shore City Council awarded McConnell Dowell a design and construction contract for the new Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Project in New Zealand. The new outfall will discharge high quality treated effluent from the plant 2.8 km out to sea into the Rangitoto Channel. MacDow's scope of work consists of the design and construction of a 3 km long (2.4 km onshore and 0.6 km offshore) TBM driven, segment lined tunnel with an internal diameter of 2.8 m. This connects to Read more
McConnell Dowell, in joint venture with our subsidiary Built Environs, was selected by DefenceSA to deliver the Common User Facility (CUF) project. The CUF project forms part of Techport Australia – the country's premier naval industry hub being developed at Osborne, South Australia.  The facility will support Australian Submarine Corporation to deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s next generation $8 billion Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) and attract other shipbuilding and repair opportunities. Read more
The Pike River Coal Mining Company awarded McConnell Dowell the design and construct (D&C) contract for Pike River Coal Mine Project, which is located within the confines of the Paparoa National Park, 46 km east of Greymouth on New Zealand’s South Island. The mine will produce 1 million tonnes of hard coking coal per annum for the next 20 years. McConnell Dowell's works included the construction of a 2.3 km mine access tunnel, associated passing bays and sumps for this landmark project. The D profiled tunnel was excavated at various inclined grades to pass under located surface features. It measures 5.5 m wide by 4.5 m high. Ancillary works included construction of Read more
The Barwon Heads Bridge, at the mouth of Barwon River, is an essential link in the road network of the Bellarine Peninsula. The existing road bridge, originally built in 1927, is rapidly reaching the end of its operational life. The results of a 2006 bridge inspection gave the bridge four to six more working years. The inspection identified extensive deterioration of the concrete deck, rotting and splitting of timber, rotting and cracking of piles, walers and cross-bracing and rusting and pitting of the steel beams. The load limit was reduced from 44 tonnes to 16 tonnes. The bridge carries vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic, and is also used for fishing. It is regarded Read more
The South Australian Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) awarded McConnell Dowell the design and construction contract for the Glenelg Tram Overpass project in Adelaide, South Australia. The works include the design and construction of a grade separation for the Glenelg tramline over the very busy South Road in Adelaide. Within the project scope are the erection of all new tram trackwork and overheads; a new elevated tram stop; two lifts; extensive urban design; and temporary tram tracks including a new temporary crossing of South Road at road level while the bridge works are being constructed. The works also include: Installation of two temporary tracks adjacent to the existing alignment to Read more
The Singapore Land Transport Authority awarded McConnell Dowell the design and construct contract for the new Beauty World Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) underground station and associated tunnels. The contract scope of work comprises: Design and construction of two MRT tunnels - 1,100 m bored tunnels with an internal diameter of 5.8 m, two cross passages and 135 m of cut-and-cover tunnels; Design and construction of a new underground station including station entrances, subway links, architectural finishes and external landscaping. The station, located at Upper Bukit Timah Road near Jurong Kechil, will also double as a civil defence shelter. This project forms part of the overall Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) scheme Read more
Archipelago Resources awarded McConnell Dowell the ECI contract for the Toka Tindung Gold Project in Manado, Indonesia. Initially the early project scope was to refurbish a gold process plant that had been purchased in South America, but the works were expanded to include the following areas:   earthworks civil & concrete structural steel erection tanks assembly mechanical piping electrical instrumentation pre-commissioning of the plant This project is an example of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) which allows the client to benefit from the experience and capabilities of the contractor in identifying the most time and cost-efficient strategy to bring a project online. Read more
The Singapore Tourism Board awarded McConnell Dowell SEA, in joint venture with Penta Ocean and Toa Corporation, the design and construct contract for the new Singapore International Cruise Terminal at Marina South. The joint venture will undertake construction of: two new berths, terminal deck, car park deck and mooring dolphins, an 800 m long current training wall, dredging for navigation passage and land reclamation, road access, services and miscellaneous ancillary works. McConnell Dowell has primary responsibility for the training wall, installing driven piles and a 6 m wide concrete deck, as well as an interface deck of 45 m x 36 m along with the dredging and reclamation works. The new International Cruise Terminal replaces the existing Read more
MCJV, a joint venture between McConnell Dowell and Consolidated Contractors, is constructing the new Komo Airfield in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  Komo, which is located approximately 10 km south east of the Hydes Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) and the future Juha developments, has been selected as the site for the airport to support the PNG LNG project which will develop gas and liquid hydrocarbon resources located in the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea. The PNG LNG Project is sponsored by a joint venture consisting of Esso Highlands Limited, Oil Search Limited (OSL), Santos, Nippon Oil, Mineral Resource Development Company (MRDC) and Eda Oil.  The works include the construction of  Komo Airfield to Read more
Christchurch City Council awarded McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd, in joint venture with Fletcher Construction, a contract to carry out post-earthquake reconstruction works in the Avonside / Dallington / Burwood area in Christchurch. The reconstruction works include the repair of storm water, sewer and water pipelines as well as roads, footpaths and berms. It is expected that there will be repairs to other underground services as well as storm water, sewer and water connections to houses. This is the largest of the reconstruction works packages awarded by the Council and MacDow is very pleased to be providing a reconstruction service to our valued client, for which McConnell Dowell has built both the Christchurch Read more
MCJV, a joint venture of McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd and Consolidated Contractors Company Australia (CCC), is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the first phase of the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) natural gas transmission pipeline network project to convert Queensland coal seam gas into liquefied natural gas for export.   BG Group, through its Australian subsidiary QCLNG Pipelines Pty Ltd, announced on 31 October 2010 that it had taken a Final Investment Decision to sanction the first phase of the QCLNG Project, consisting of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.5 million tonnes per annum.   MCJV will do detailed design, procurement and construction work valued at about A$1 Read more
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