16 April 2013

Opus International Consultants (Opus) has been shortlisted for two major infrastructure projects: Transmission Gully and the Ruataniwha Water Storage Project.

The New Zealand Transport Agency announced the two shortlisted consortium to tender for the Transmission Gully Project which is being procured as a Public Private Partnership. The 27-km Transmission Gully route forms the MacKays to Linden section of the Wellington Northern Corridor which runs from Levin to Wellington Airport.

If successful, Opus jointly with Beca will provide professional services to the Positive Connection Consortium which consists of John Laing Investments Ltd, Fulton Hogan Ltd, The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd, Macquarie Group Holdings New Zealand Ltd and Woodward Infrastructure Ltd as General Partner of Public Infrastructure Partners LP (PIP Fund). It is expected that construction would begin in late 2014 and be open by 2020.

Opus is also part of a consortium shortlisted to design and build a $230 million irrigation storage project in Central Hawke’s Bay. The project involves the development of a 80-metre high rockfill dam on the Makaroro River. Opus will provide design expertise for the distribution network to supply water across 22,000 ha of agricultural land.

The consortium partners include Opus, MWH and French-based contractor, Bouygues Construction. The consortia will submit its proposal in August with design and construction to follow pending selection.

For further information and comment please contact:

Opus International Consultants
David Prentice, Opus Chief Executive and Managing Director
Tel: +64 4 471 7022, +64 27 470 2686
Email: David.Prentice@opus.co.nz