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Astounding & Innovative Engineering Wins Golds


Engineering described as astounding and innovative has won three golds for two firms of consulting engineers in this year's INNOVATE NZ awards, presented by the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ).

"Astounding management" of what the CEO of client, Transit NZ, described as "one of the most technically difficult engineering projects ever undertaken in this country" won gold for Opus International Consultants Ltd for its civil engineering work on the Candy's Bend to Starvation Point section of SH73 in the Arthur's Pass.

Beca Carter Hollings Ferner Ltd received golds for work on two projects. The first used innovative computer modelling to improve the energy efficiency of Wellington Regional Council's water treatment plants and reservoirs, producing significant cost savings for the client. The second was working in conjunction with architects Craig Craig Moller on the design and construction of a new sky tower for the former Portuguese colony of Macau, near Hong Kong.

A total of 19 awards were made, covering projects from Auckland to Invercargill and three offshore projects. Opus also won two silver and two merit awards, and Beca one silver and two merits apiece.

The INNOVATE NZ awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders and seek to highlight excellence in consulting engineering and exceptionally innovative solutions juggling environmental, social, physical and budgetary factors for clients. Evidence of an excellent client/consultant relationship is a pre-requisite for winning an award. The projects must have been completed for at least 12 months before bring eligible for entry, to ensure they meet client objectives.


GOLD (3)

Project: Candy’s Bend to Starvation Point, SH73- Arthur’s Pass
Engineering Consultancy: Opus International Consultants Ltd
Client: Transit New Zealand

Project: Derceto: Energy Cost Minimisation System for Water Distribution
Engineering Consultancy: Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd Client:
Wellington Regional Council

Project: Macau Tower & Convention & Entertainment Centre
Engineering Consultancy: Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd
Client: Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau


Project: Norske Skog, PM3 Saveall Project, Kawerau
Engineering Consultancy: Beca Simons Ltd
Client: Norske Skog Tasman

Project: Project CARE, North Shore City
Engineering Consultancy: Meritec Ltd
Client: North Shore City Council

Project: Review of Transpower’s Asset Management Strategies, System
Operator Services & Related Practices
Engineering Consultancy:Beca Carter Hollings Ferner Ltd
Client:Transpower New Zealand Limited

Project: Roughness & Geometry-based Truck-Ride Indicator Research for Road
Asset Management Engineering ConsultancyOpus International Consultants Ltd
Client: Transit New Zealand

Project: Tai Kok Tsui Station – Tunnels Underpass & Footbridges
Engineering Consultancy: Opus International Consultants Ltd
Client:Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation

Project: Telecom Wellington Central Exchange Switchboard and Generator
Upgrade Engineering Consultancy: URS New Zealand Ltd Client: Telecom New
Zealand Ltd

Project: Yakin CPP2 Oil Platform, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Engineering Consultancy: Sinclair Knight Merz Ltd
Client: Unocal Indonesia Limited and H&H Utama


Project: Alexandra Flood Protection Works
Engineering Consultancy: MWH New Zealand Ltd
Client: Otago Regional Council

Project: Caledonian Relocation Project, Dunedin
Engineering Consultancy: MWH New Zealand Ltd
Client: Dunedin City Council

Project: Green Island Wastewater Outfall Extension, Dunedin
Engineering Consultancy:Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd
Client: Dunedin City Council

Project: Homestead Stadium Redevelopment, Invercargill
Engineering Consultancy: MWH New Zealand Ltd
Client: Southland Outdoor Stadium Trust

Project: Innovative Adaption of Wellington’s WestpacTrust Stadium for
Concerts Engineering Consultancy: Holmes Fire & Safety Ltd Client:
Wellington Regional Stadium Trust

Project: Integrated Search & Rescue Capability for New Zealand
Engineering Consultancy: Spencer Holmes Ltd
Client: Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and New Zealand
Fire Service

Project: Learning Centre, Auckland University of Technology
Engineering Consultancy: Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd
Client: Auckland University of Technology

Project: Shelly Beach Road Overbridge Lane Lengthening
Engineering Consultancies (Joint award): Opus International Consultants
Ltd and URS New Zealand Ltd Clients: Transit New Zealand and Fulton Hogan

Project: Stoke Bypass
Engineering Consultancy: Opus International Consultants Ltd
Client:Transit New Zealand

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