VINCI Construction team to build €415m Auckland motorway project

WCN Editorial Team 23 Feb 2018 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

HEB Construction, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, has been selected as part of an alliance contract to design and build a new motorway section in Auckland, New Zealand.

The motorway connection will be delivered by the Northern Corridor Improvements Project (NCI Project) alliance, which includes the New Zealand Transport Agency, HEB Construction, Fulton Hogan, Opus and Jacobs.

The project, with a value of about €415m, will include the construction of a new connection north of Auckland between the Northern Motorway (State Highway 1) and Upper Harbour Highway (State Highway 18).

It will also include the extension of the Northern Busway to Albany and addition of more than 7km of new walking and cycling paths.

The motorway section represents a key link that gives users an alternative route to State Highway 1 and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The project will also provide better travel choices for walkers, cyclists and users of public transport.

The Alliance will now finalise the detailed design and commence construction later this year. The project will be delivered in stages over the next four years.

Initial works in the project will include the road resurfacing and the installation of moveable median barriers.

The motorway project will create more than 150 new roles, including surveyors, engineers, safety advisors, machine operators, drainlayers, carpenters and general construction field staff.

Since its acquisition by VINCI in June 2015, HEB Construction worked as a member of The North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance (NCTIR) on reconstruction following the earthquake that struck the Kaikoura region, New Zealand in November 2016.

Currently, HEB Construction is working on the Nga Puna Wai sports centre and on several marine works projects: Centreport container quay repair, Port Otago quay extension and Port of Lyttelton terminal construction.

With more than 70,000 employees, VINCI Construction is active in five continents.

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