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McConnell Dowell wins oil pipeline construction contract

McConnell Dowell has won a contract to construct and commission a replacement section of pipeline for a major oil company in New Zealand.

McConnell Dowell has won a contract to construct and commission a replacement section of pipeline for a major oil company in New Zealand.

The company was selected for the Lyttelton to Woolston Pipeline Improvement Project, which will see the section of pipeline along Bridal Path road and beside the Heathcote Valley Primary School replaced.

Works will include replacing the pipeline that currently runs through the primary school property with a larger buried DN150 pipeline to be installed in the adjacent Kiwi Rail corridor.

It will also see 1210 metres of the pipeline replaced up the Bridle Path Road to a tie-in location on the Bridle Path just above the level of the tunnel entrance.

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The new pipeline section will follow a similar route to the old pipeline section in the Bridal Path Road, with an offset so that the new pipe may be installed while the existing pipe remains in service. The only shut down required will be for the two tie-ins at either end.

McConnell Dowell said in a media release it is excited at the opportunity to deliver a high quality and safe project for the fuel pipeline infrastructure.

“McConnell Dowell has an extensive mechanical self-perform capability and track record in oil and gas, and we are excited at the opportunity to return to Lyttelton to deliver a high quality and safe project for this piece of fuel pipeline infrastructure,” the statement reads.

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