Posted by: mwestby May 31, 2018


Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure, with joint venture partners, awarded Capital Works Program for Melbourne Water

Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure (Abergeldie) in a joint venture with partners RCR Tomlinson (RCR) and Stantec Australia (Stantec) is pleased to announce that an initial 3-year Framework Agreement plus extensions of up to a further seven (7) years has been executed with Melbourne Water to deliver critical projects for its Water and Sewerage Capital Works Program.

Abergeldie, together with its partners, will deliver a program of works covering a diverse range of design and construct and pipeline rehabilitation projects. Melbourne Water has indicated that the capital works program over the next 3-year period is valued at approximately $500 million. The program will be shared between Abergeldie and its partners, and one other preferred service provider.

We are proud to have executed this agreement after Melbourne Water initiated a rigorous and innovative selection process with a particular focus on social procurement, which required all applicants to complete Hudson Safety Culture surveys and personality tests to identify cultural alignment. Abergeldie, RCR, and Stantec demonstrated that we were able to meet Melbourne Water’s requirements including commitment to business integrity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation as well engineering and construction expertise, approach to safety, capability and cost.

This agreement reflects another important step in Abergeldie’s 24-year history as an Australian owned multi-discipline construction company that delivers complex infrastructure contracts. Recent and current projects include a broad range of civil works, including structural remediation, wastewater treatment plants and reticulation facilities, potable water storage, roads, bridges, rail, dams, pipe lines, mine ventilation shafts, tunnels, electrical sub stations, materials handling and recreational facilities.

Mick Boyle, Abergeldie Managing Director, said “We are extremely pleased to be involved in delivering this program of works alongside our joint venture partners and Melbourne Water. It is important and complex work and we are looking forward to safely and innovatively providing and rehabilitating the essential infrastructure needed to build better communities across Melbourne.”

Posted by: mwestby April 11, 2018


Harker Underground Limited was established in 1988 and was one of New Zealand’s most respected tunnelling and micro-tunnelling companies.

Mike Harker, the son of Harker Underground founder Graeme Harker, and Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure jointly purchased the equipment and business of Harker Underground Construction Limited and renamed it Abergeldie Harker Limited, commencing operations on 01 March 2017.

Abergeldie Harker has recently been shortlisted in JV with Ghella by the Auckland water authority Watercare, to tender the $NZ1.2 billion Central Interceptor project (

In order to provide the commercial strength required to deliver a project such as Central Interceptor, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure and Mike Harker have come to an agreement to restructure the business and make Abergeldie Harker a wholly owned subsidiary of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure. Mike Harker’s share ownership of Abergeldie Harker has been transferred to an equivalent share ownership of the parent company, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure.

As well adding to the commercial capability of Abergeldie Harker, this will allow expansion of its technical capability from shaft and tunnel construction and ensure it brings to the New Zealand market some of the niche capabilities that Abergeldie has developed such as shaft sinking by blind boring, pipe relining, excavation by blasting as well as our capabilities in the water and rail sectors.
Matt Mules, Harker National Manager, remains General Manager of Abergeldie Harker.

Abergeldie Harker is now even better placed to grow and has the people, experience, systems and financial resources in place to become a significant player delivering complex infrastructure to water, wastewater, stormwater and rail asset owners across NZ.

Press Release enquiries please contact Matt Mules on +64 274455635.