CITY RAIL LINK ENABLING WORKS

CITY RAIL LINK ENABLING WORKS

Client
Connectus, a McConnell Dowell/Hawkins joint venture

Sector
Infrastructure

The CRL Project is a 3.5 kilometre rail tunnel under central Auckland that will allow 30,000 people an hour to travel during peak times. At a current cost of approximately $2.5 billion The CRL Project is New Zealand’s biggest infrastructure project and is scheduled for completion in 2023/2024.

We were engaged by Connectus to undertake the first stage of the enabling works. This included locating and moving cables and pipelines that were in the way of the jacking shafts and the rail corridor. Approximately 500 underground services were exposed and moved without damage. As this was a high-profile project our Health, Safety and Environmental management was under constant scrutiny. Site management was also critical and we used innovative methods such as sound curtains and hydro excavation to help reduce noise, enhance safety and minimise damage. Our high level of performance on the project, especially in the areas of safety, innovation and technical difficulty, resulted in us winning the Category B 2016 Auckland CCNZ Hynds Construction Award.