Pres­ti­gious award for wa­ter sup­ply project

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Queen­stown’s Civil Con­struc­tion has won one of the in­dus­try’s most pres­ti­gious awards for its part in a Queen­stown wa­ter net­work project.

The com­pany was named win­ner of Cat­e­gory A of the New Zealand Con­trac­tor’s Fed­er­a­tion Hynds Con­struc­tion Awards for the $57 mil­lion Ma­rina Drive Valve In­stal­la­tion project, on which it was sub­con­tracted to Queen­stown Lakes District Coun­cil wa­ter providers Ve­o­lia.

The project in­volved the in­stal­la­tion of a slow clos­ing non re­turn valve with a 200mm by­pass line around the valve fit­ted with a pres­sure sus­tain­ing valve.

The awards judg­ing cri­te­ria fo­cused on tech­ni­cal dif­fi­culty, project man­age­ment, in­no­va­tion, client sat­is­fac­tion, safety, en­vi­ron­men­tal and pub­lic pro­file.

Fed­er­a­tion south­ern re­gional man­ager Ol­lie Turner said Civil Con­struc­tion scored well in all ar­eas but what gave them the edge was project man­age­ment: they came up with an in­no­va­tive de­sign to pro­vide a more cost ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion and they planned the job metic­u­lously, build­ing the valve con­fig­u­ra­tion in their yard to re­duce the im­pact on Queen­stown’s busiest road. They also cre­ated a tem­po­rary feed so res­i­dents’ wa­ter sup­ply was not dis­rupted.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

Metic­u­lous: Gen­eral man­ager of Civil Con­struc­tion Paul Hor­rell ac­cept­ing a pres­ti­gious award for a Queen­stown wa­ter project.

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