Construction company Aveng’s McConnell Dowell subsidiary received top honours for excellence in project execution at the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association Awards held in Paris, France, earlier this month.
The company was recognised for its fourth transmission pipeline phase 2 project, in Thailand. The pipeline delivers energy from offshore exploration and production by PTT Public Company.
The complex gas pipeline and facilities project, which was executed between June 2014 and August 2015, spans a distance of 300 km, from Rayong province in the east to Saraburi province, in the middle of the country.
The company emphasised that it completed the project in a challenging, densely populated environment, ahead of a demanding one-year schedule and with zero lost-time injuries.
Project director Rod Blackwell 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.
“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 work sites 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,” he added.
McConnell Dowell, in a joint venture with CCC, also received the runner-up prize for the 520-km-long Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas pipeline project.