Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


MWH Global Ensures The Future Of Fiji’s Roads


MWH Global Ensures The Future Of Fiji’s Roads
Contracts awarded to three New Zealand Contractors

Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday 27 November 2012, - MWH Global is helping the Fiji Government make a giant leap closer to ensuring the people of Fiji see huge improvements to their roads network.

Three new road maintenance contracts, with a combined value of $450 Million (FJD,) have been signed with three experienced New Zealand Road Maintenance Contractors.

These appointments are the next step after MWH agreed a $25 million (NZD) contract with the Fiji Government to help them reform the country’s road governance and operational practices. Since then, MWH has been assisting the Fijian Government to establish the new Fiji Roads Authority.

Under this contract, which began in January this year, MWH provides professional management services for the maintenance of the islands’ road network which includes 5,000 kilometres of main roads (of which 4,000 kilometres are unsealed), 400 kilometres of urban roads,5,000 kilometres of ‘other’ roads (typically connecting sugar cane and forestry plantations), 900 bridges and 15 jetties. In addition to this MWH are also providing management and supervision services to approximately $600M (FJD) of new construction projects.

MWH Roading Network Manager Mike Rudge is overseeing the five-year contract. He says, “Since the start of this year MWH has been establishing the corporate structure and organisation of the Fiji Road Authority. We have worked hard reviewing how road maintenance and renewals are carried out. A key part of this review has been a move to outsource road maintenance contracts.”

The three successful contractors are all New Zealand based companies and were selected after a thorough tender process that started in May this year. In total, proposals from 28 companies from around the Asia Pacific Region and Fiji were considered.

The contracts have a combined annual value of $120 Million (FJD) and have been awarded to Fulton Hogan, Blacktop Construction Limited and Higgins Group.

“This will be the first time Fiji has committed to an ongoing program of maintenance and the renewal of its roads. One of the critical roles for the contractors will be to pass on their expertise to local workers and companies. We want these reforms to have a lasting effect rather than just being a Band Aid solution. So this also presents a great opportunity for local workers to upgrade their skills,” says Mike Rudge.

The contracts will start on 1 January 2013 and will be for four years with a right of extension for a further one or two years.


About MWH
MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Our 7,500 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at www.mwhglobal.com.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Tourism: China Southern Airlines To Fly To Christchurch

China Southern Airlines, in partnership with Christchurch Airport and the South Island tourism industry, has announced today it will begin flying directly between Guangzhou, Mainland China and the South Island. More>>

ALSO:

Dodgy: Truck Shops Come Under Scrutiny

Mobile traders, or truck shops, target poorer communities, particularly in Auckland, with non-compliant contracts, steep prices and often lower-quality goods than can be bought at ordinary shops, a Commerce Commission investigation has found. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport: Government, Council Agree On Funding Approach

The government and Auckland Council have reached a detente over transport funding, establishing a one-year, collaborative timetable for decisions on funding for the city's transport infrastructure growth in the next 30 years after the government refused to fund the $2 billion of short and medium-term plans outlined in Auckland's draft Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

Bullish On China Shock: Slumping Equities, Commodities May Continue, But Not A GFC

The biggest selloff in stock markets in at least four years, slumping commodity prices and a surge in Wall Street's fear gauge don't mean the world economy is heading for another global financial crisis, fund managers say. More>>

ALSO:

Real Estate: Investors Driving Up Auckland Housing Risk - RBNZ

The growing presence of investors in Auckland's property market is increasing the risks, and is likely to both amplify the housing cycle and worsen the potential damage from a downturn both to the financial system and the broader economy, said Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer. More>>

ALSO:

Annual Record: Overseas Visitors Hit 3 Million Milestone

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand surpassed 3 million for the first time in the July 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. The record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors this year was 7 percent higher than the July 2014 year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news