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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 17:25

McConnell Dowell celebrates 50 years

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2011 marks a new chapter for McConnell Dowell as the company celebrates 50 years of delivering engineering and construction infrastructure in its Australian, New Zealand and overseas operations. Formed in 1960 by two entrepreneurial New Zealand engineers - Malcolm McConnell and Jim Dowell, McConnell Dowell has grown to become one of the largest Australian and international contractors, with turnover in excess of $2 billion per annum.


From standout project successes in New Zealand during the 1960s, the company has expanded to a multitude of international locations and diversified across market sectors. Finding creative solutions to engineering and construction challenges for clients has enabled McConnell Dowell to provide an holistic approach across its key capabilities of building, civil, electrical, fabrication, rail, marine, maintenance, mechanical, pipelines and tunnelling.

Company highlights including the purchase of Electrix in 1985, the establishment of its fabrication services at Batam Island, Indonesia, in 1998 and the acquisition of Built Environs in 2008 mark significant milestones in the company’s 50 year history and further strengthen its presence and expertise in the Australian and international construction markets.

As McConnell Dowell celebrates fifty years of construction success in 2011, we wish to thank all clients, staff, suppliers, business partners in being pivotal to the success of the company as it commences its next 50 years.


Creative Construction summarises who we are. It's about our ability to continually deliver innovative solutions for our client infrastructure challenges in building, mining, oil & gas, power, petrochemical, social & public infrastructure, transport and water.

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