The NZ Transport Agency
The Transport Agency is the Crown agency responsible for delivering an affordable land transport system for New Zealand. As the Owner Participant in the Well-Connected Alliance, it is responsible for funding the Waterview Connection and for ensuring the project contributes to an integrated, safe and sustainable transport network.
One of Japan’s leading listed companies, Obayashi has around 120 years of civil construction experience. In Japan and around the world, the company has completed more than 1000 bored tunnels in the past 45 years, with lengths totalling 1288km and contract sums totalling US$26 billion. On the Waterview Connection, Obayashi is contributing its expertise in tunnel engineering and construction, innovative technologies and construction solutions.
For more information go to www.obayashi.co.jp/english/ (external link)
Fletcher has taken on mega-projects of challenging proportions and in demanding locations for more than 50 years. Its track record as a leading New Zealand infrastructure constructor includes many state highway projects. In recent years they have included Grafton Gully, Central Motorway Junction, North Shore Busway, Manukau Harbour Crossing and Victoria Park Tunnel in Auckland, and the Tauranga Harbour Link.
On the Waterview Connection, Fletcher shares responsibility for construction with McConnell Dowell Constructors. It has particular responsibility for motorway construction, including bridges and the Great North Road Interchange.
For more information go to www.fletcherbuilding.com (external link)
McConnell Dowell (MacDow)
MacDow is the largest tunnelling contractor in New Zealand with two recent successful tunnels in Auckland. These are Project Hobson and Rosedale Outfall, each 3km long.
MacDow has major engineering, construction, building and maintenance experience and employs approximately 7,500 personnel worldwide. Notable international tunnelling projects include the Beauty World project in Singapore, which involves the design and construction of twin bored 1.1km of metro tunnels (TBM) including a new station, and the Eastern Distributor Project in Sydney.
At the Waterview Connection, McDow shares the constructor role with Fletcher with particular responsibility for tunnel construction and the tunnel’s mechanical and electrical fit-out.
For more information go to www.mcconnelldowell.com (external link)
Beca is New Zealand’s largest consulting engineering company and one of the largest employee-owned engineering and related consultancy services companies in the Asia Pacific. Beca was established in New Zealand in 1918 with only three employees and now has a substantial Asia Pacific footprint with over 2,500 employees working from 17 offices across the world.
At the Waterview Connection, Beca has particular responsibility for design including planning, geometrics and hydrogeology.
For more information go to www.beca.com (external link)
Parsons Brinckerhoff brings more than 125 years of tunnelling and civil design expertise to the Waterview Connection project. PB designs have resulted in record-setting advances with tunnel boring machines. The company has pioneered the use of innovations such as earth-pressure-balance and slurry-face tunnelling techniques and fibre-reinforced concrete liners. PB also designs systems for tunnel operations including communications, fire protection and safety.
At the Waterview Connection, PB has particular responsibility for design and design management, tunnel operating and safety systems, and tunnel ventilation.
For more information go to www.pbworld.com (external link)
Tonkin & Taylor Ltd
Founded in 1959, Tonkin & Taylor is a New Zealand employee-owned, international environmental and engineering consultancy with strong geological and geotechnical design capabilities and project experience in more than 40 companies. As a local Auckland company, T&T has an intimate knowledge of Auckland’s geology, and has been involved in some key local road and utility tunnel projects.
At the Waterview Connection, T&T works particularly on geotechnical, ecology, hydrology/stream diversion and environmental design.
For more information go to www.tonkin.co.nz (external link)
SICE NZ Ltd (Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas)
Spanish company SICE specialises in providing added value services, as well as integrating technologies in the fields of intelligent transport and environmental control systems. It has 2300 employees in 25 countries.
SICE’s projects include more than 100 tunnels and 20 tunnel control centres. It developed the total integration of the Calle 30 tunnels in Madrid (a worldwide urban tunnel reference).
At the Waterview Connection, SICE is a sub-alliance partner responsible for the mechanical and electrical design for the tunnel systems and the tunnel operations.
For more information go to www.SICE.com (external link)
Auckland company Wilson Tunnelling specialises in the production of precision pre- tunnel lining segments. It has produced some 79,000 segments over three successful infrastructure projects including Project Hobson and the Rosedale Outfall.
Wilson Tunnelling uses the latest technology to ensure that production, quality and delivery meet the highest standards. Its systems include fully automated carrousel systems, on-site concrete batching, comprehensive laboratory testing and the latest in lifting and transport systems.
As a sub-alliance partner of the Well-Connected Alliance, Wilson Tunnelling will produce the 24,040 lining segments needed for the Waterview tunnels at a state-of-the art new pre-cast facility in East Tamaki.
For more information go to www.wilsongroup.co.nz (external link)