McConnell Dowell, a subsidiary of Aveng Limited, was awarded top honours for Excellence in Project Execution at the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) Awards on Friday, 16 September 2016 in Paris, France. McConnell Dowell’s Fourth Transmission Pipeline Phase 2 project in Thailand beat outstanding projects from around the world to secure this award.
Delivered between June 2014 and August 2015, the complex gas pipeline and facilities project, spanning a distance of 300nkm, was completed in a challenging, densely populated environment, ahead of a demanding one-year schedule and with zero lost time injuries.
On accepting the award, project director Rod Blackwell thanked customer PTT Public Company Limited, construction partner CCC and his project team and said: “The collaborative relationship formed between McConnell Dowell and PTT was the foundation for the success of the project. It allowed us to align our objectives, present as a seamless team to the local community, and address every challenge encountered quickly and effectively.”
He added: “Our project team was outstanding. Along with our partner CCC, we successfully managed a peak workforce of over 2 800 people spread over more than 50 concurrent worksites to deliver the project safely and at the highest quality standards. The results showcase the skill, commitment and dedication of all involved. Thank you to everyone on the team.”
McConnell Dowell, in a joint venture with CCC, also received the runner-up prize for the 520 km long Australia Pacific LNG pipeline project, showcasing the company’s broad geographic footprint and resource capacity for delivering major, cross-country pipeline projects.