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Putting Kiwi expertise on the international map

Press Release 12 August 2005

Putting Kiwi expertise on the international map

On the 17th August, Kiwi bungy jumper AJ Hackett will do a Guinness-accredited world record SkyJump* from Macau Tower, and the jump will be open to public from the 18th onwards. Taking off from the outer rim of Macau Tower 233m above ground, it is an astounding 41 metres higher than the only other SkyJump in the world at Auckland's Sky Tower.

Working closely with AJ Hackett, New Zealand-owned engineering consultancy Beca developed a scheme for the jump both at the Macau Tower and previously at the Sky Tower (Beca also engineered both the towers). AJ Hackett International will operate the Macau SkyJump, using the technology invented here in New Zealand by Jump Technics Ltd.

*SkyJump at Macau takes guests on a 20-second flight over the Macau landscape, and will be the highest jump in the world, followed by the only other SkyJump in the world at Sky Tower Auckland where the world's highest guided bungy jump record was created in late 1998.

ENDS

Websites for more information:

http://www.skyjump.co.nz

http://www.macautower.com.mo/en/adventure/adventure_activities.asp

Beca

Established in 1918, Beca is the largest New Zealand-owned professional services company employing 1500 staff in 13 countries, with projects in over 63 countries.

The employee-owned practice designs and supervises projects with a total value over NZ$2,400 million annually. Recent projects include terminal expansion at the Wellington and Auckland International Airports, Britomart Transport Centre in Auckland, Westpac Stadium in Wellington, Sky Tower and Casino Centre in Auckland, Manukau Wastewater Treatment Plant in Mangere, Auckland City Hospital and the 338m Macau Tower in China. Beca is ranked 89th in the top 200 international design firms (Source: Engineering News Record 2004). Beca is AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 certified, and has won over 50 awards in the last five years alone.

Visit http://www.beca.com

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