Tony Barry, Chief Executive – Asia Pacific, said that this external endorsement of our work was to be celebrated and showed the breadth and depth of our engineering expertise.
“This week Aurecon won the 2010 Process and Control Engineering (PACE) Zenith Award for outstanding work as Owner’s Engineer for the control system upgrade at Huntly Power Station. Aurecon Hatch also picked up a highly commended award for the work that they have done at Abbot Point Coal Terminal X25 expansion project.
“And our New Zealand office has just advised that they have also picked up an award this week from the New Zealand Property Council for the Te Puni Village project which utilises seismic technology for steel framed structures. This technology is a world first and was invented by Sean Gledhill from our Wellington Office.”
Tony said that Aurecon staff should be commended for their engineering excellence and that we are seeing the benefits of collaboration across a range of geographies, competencies and sectors.
The PACE Zenith Awards was established by PACE (Process And Control Engineering) magazine to publicly recognise and reward companies that show leadership, technological excellence and innovation in engineering projects.
Stephen Bower, Senior Electrical Engineer in the Energy Sector said that Aurecon’s work on the Huntley Power Station impressed the judges and exemplified process, control and automation engineering excellence in a brownfield project.
The winning project included the provision of a complete range of comprehensive engineering support to Genesis Energy from the initial concept through to the implementation of the upgrade including site survey, concept study, detailed specification preparation, tender evaluation, contract formation, design review and site supervision of installation and commissioning works.
Aurecon Hatch work at Abbot Point Highly Commended by PACE Aurecon Hatch received a Highly Commended from the PACE Awards (Process and Controls Engineering) for Abbot Point Coal Terminal - X25 Expansion in the Transport, Power and Infrastructure category.
The company was engaged to provide engineering design, procurement and construction management services to NQPB for the X21, X25 and X50 expansion projects. In addition, Aurecon Hatch provided entire control systems engineering services, including system design, function specification, PLC & SCADA configuration, simulation and testing, site commissioning, performance testing and operator training.
Aurecon has developed a world first, cost-effective system for damage avoidance applicable to steel framed buildings to ensure they remain operational after an earthquake.
The NZ Property Council award was awarded to Aurecon for the Te Puni Village, student accommodation buildings in Wellington. Aurecon was engaged by Victoria University of Wellington to provide structural, geotechnical, building services and civil design for the new student accommodation buildings at Fairlie Terrace. This was an incredibly complex project which required innovation and development of new technologies and was delivered on time and within budget.