Posted by: Erin Shilton July 19, 2017

Abergeldie has been awarded its first project in Europe, to renovate historic Killeavy Castle and build a 42 room, 4 star, boutique hotel, spa and wellness centre adjacent to it. The Killeavy Castle, in County Armagh, sits majestically on the slopes of Slieve Gullion and is the centrepiece of an historic estate comprising 350 acres of farmland and woods. The hotel and wellness centre will be built on the site of what once were the Killeavy Castle coach house, mill and farm buildings, and will sympathetically incorporate many of their historic features.

Head to  http://www.killeavycastle.com/ for regular updates on project progress.

Posted by: Erin Shilton February 2, 2017

Harker Underground Limited www.harker.co.nz was established in 1988 and is one of New Zealand’s most respected tunnelling and micro-tunnelling companies.
Six years ago Hawkins www.hawkins.co.nz purchased Harker from Graeme Harker who founded the company. Over the last six years under the Hawkins umbrella Harker has grown and diversified. The governance of the business has been strengthened. The management systems have been developed and are now acknowledged as industry leading. The equipment has had significant investment.
Mike Harker, the son of Graeme Harker, and Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure www.abergeldie.com have in the last few days agreed terms to jointly purchase the equipment and business of Harker Underground Construction Limited. Abergeldie will own 80% and Mike Harker 20% of Abergeldie Harker Limited. It is expected that the transaction will be completed on 28 February 2017.
“I am delighted that the Harker family will once again own a share of the business my father founded. My brother Phillip will also continue to be a key member of staff.” Mike Harker said. “I have known Mick Boyle and Abergeldie for around 7 years and I have no doubt we will work well together and Abergeldie Harker will be very good for our employees and our clients and continue our Father’s legacy.”
“Abergeldie is excited to invest in Harker. Harker has a strong reputation built over 30 years, good equipment and very capable people. Most importantly for me Harker has a culture similar to that of Abergeldie based on safety, innovation, hard-work, fairness and building better communities” said Abergeldie founder and executive chairman Mick Boyle. “Abergeldie is a leading shaft and tunnelling company in Australia. Harker is a leading tunnelling and micro tunnelling company in New Zealand. The investment by Abergeldie in Harker will allow Abergeldie and Abergeldie Harker to share technical expertise, personnel and equipment. It will strengthen our tunnelling and shaft capabilities in both New Zealand and Australia and make us leaders in both countries.”
As well as shaft and tunnel construction Abergeldie Harker will bring 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, has been appointed General Manager of Abergeldie Harker.
Abergeldie Harker is poised 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.

Posted by: Erin Shilton

Abergeldie has won a second contract from ARTC for turnout replacement works at Kooragang and Mt Owen.  Works will be carried out at several locations in the Hunter Valley during mid week rail shutdowns. Site works are expected to commence in February 2017. Well done to the Abergeldie Rail Team!

Posted by: admin August 31, 2016

CCF Award

Abergeldie has won a CCF Queensland Earth Award for the Barry Parade Basement Drill Project.

The Barry Parade Basement Drill and Blast Project was an extremely complex blasting operation in the CBD of Brisbane.

“I am very proud to announce that Abergeldie was successful in winning this prestigious award.” Said Greg Taylor CEO Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure

The awards night was a celebration of the industry’s achievements and recognised the innovative practices being employed by Abergeldie. Delivering innovative solutions to public and private infrastructure across Queensland.

“We now look forward to heading to the CCF National Awards in Canberra in early November, where our Barry Parade and Lennox Bridge Projects will be competing in different categories for the National titles. Both are worthy winners.” Said Mr Taylor

Posted by: admin July 25, 2016

Abergeldie were officially presented with the Authorised Engineering Organisation Certificate by Transport for NSW – Asset Standards Authority.

As Abergeldie continues to provide engineering services for the NSW rail network we are honoured to be one of only 75 companies who are an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO).

It is a great achievement to be recognised in the industry with AEO Status. We look forward to working in conjunction with Transport for NSW to deliver the infrastructure needed to build better communities.

 

Jim Modrouvanos, ASA Executive Director said “We congratulate Abergeldie for attaining AEO status by demonstrating the maturity of their management systems. We also thank them for their cooperation and transparency during the assessment process, and Transport for NSW looks forward to Abergeldie becoming a key delivery partner of TfNSW to help deliver a safe, reliable and fit for purpose transport network.”

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Posted by: admin May 17, 2016

131101 Mick Boyle 2 smlMick Boyle, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure has purchased back the  Wolseley stake in Abergeldie to once again own 100% of Abergeldie.

Six years ago  Wolseley Private Equity purchased a 60% share in Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure. During the period of Wolseley investment, Abergeldie has grown and diversified. The governance of the business has been strengthened. The financial systems upgraded. The management systems have been developed and are now acknowledged as industry leading.

Abergeldie has also successfully acquired the pipe relining business Kembla Watertech. Kembla Watertech is now Abergeldie Watertech and adds to the extensive water infrastructure capability that existed within Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure.

During the Wolseley investment period Abergeldie has made key appointments to strengthen the business development, estimating, design and infrastructure delivery teams. Abergeldie also appointed a CFO in 2012 and last year Greg Taylor replaced Mick Boyle as the CEO of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure.

Over the last year Wolseley Private Equity reached the end of their investment cycle in Abergeldie. During May 2016, founder and 40% owner of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure, Mick Boyle reached agreement with Wolseley to repurchase the Wolseley stake in Abergeldie. The transaction will be completed on 30 June 2016.

Mick Boyle said “I am proud of what we have achieved at Abergeldie over the last 22 years. We have a very competent team of hard working people, safely delivering high quality complex infrastructure to build a better community.

The journey we have had with Wolseley over the last six years has been a very positive one for the business. We are poised to grow and have the people, experience, systems and financial resources in place to become a much more significant player delivering complex infrastructure to eastern Australia in the years ahead.

I more than anyone understand the value of the capability and culture we have created at Abergeldie and was delighted to have the opportunity to reinvest in the business.”

Posted by: admin April 13, 2016

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Sydney business heads say it is their responsibility as leaders to support the city’s homeless, as they prepare to sleep rough for the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

More than 150 chief executives have already registered to roll out their sleeping bags for one night at Carriageworks in Eveleigh on June 23.

Vinnies has raised $30 million for homelessness nationwide since the event started in 2006.

Michael Boyle, Executive Chairman, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure, has taken part in 10 of the 11 sleepouts and says “making the world a better place” is a responsibility of chief executives.

“It’s a great event because it combines raising awareness of the issue with raising money to solve the issue,” he told AAP at the event launch on Thursday.

“We have to help build a better society because that’s what we should be trying to do in our businesses as well.”

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW acting chief executive Dianne Lucas said this year’s focus was on early intervention and supporting the increased number of women aged over 55 in need of Vinnies’ support.

Dianne Lucas, Mick Boyle and Bernard Fehon
Vinnies CEO Dianne Lucas, Michael Boyle and event founder Bernard Fehon

“Either they’ve been made redundant or unfortunately through domestic violence situations are now finding it difficult to get accommodation,” she said.

One-in-200 Australians experience homelessness each night with 60 per cent under the age of 35, St Vincent de Paul Society figures show.

Ms Lucas said funds raised would go towards crisis accommodation, skill development programs and mobile case management teams, which allow Vinnies staff to provide support before homelessness occurs.

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Posted by: admin November 19, 2015

Icon Water has contracted Abergeldie for repair and upgrade works to the Corin Dam spillway and its interface with the clay core of the dam wall. The works will make an important contribution to the water supply security to Canberra and the surrounding region. The $1 million dollar project kicked off in mid-October and is due for completion early in February 2016.

Corin Dam, constructed in 1968, is a clay core, rock-fill embankment on the Cotter River, in the Namadgi National Park, about 60 km south west of Canberra. It is one of three water supply storage dams on the Cotter River and is upstream of the Bendora and Cotter Dams. It releases water into the Cotter River to supplement storage in Bendora Dam on an as required basis.

The works include; demolition and reconstruction of a portion of the road access bridge across the spillway, modifications to the bridge abutment with a revised profile up to crest level; demolition of the existing reinforced concrete wave walls and reconstruction to a new profile; removal and reconstruction of a section of the embankment crest with zoned placement of revised filter and core cross-sections; and re-establishment of the road across the dam crest, including a pedestrian path and vehicle barriers.

The dam level, which currently sits at just under 50% full, will be monitored closely as the works proceed. Upstream flow monitoring will also be put in place to warm of potential rapid inflows. These precautions are essential as modifications to the dam wall core will require a short-term lowering of the height of the embankment, temporarily reducing the dam’s capacity.

Posted by: admin November 18, 2015

On 30 September 2015 Abergeldie were awarded The Design and Construct of Ultra Violet (UV) System at Burwood Beach Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) Contract. Valued at over $10 million, the scope includes design development, detailed design, construction, testing and commissioning of Burwood Beach WWTW UV disinfection system.

Civil works includes the construction of a new concrete twin UV channel with a full roof, an outfall chamber, connecting pipeworks, switchroom building and two transformers. Preliminary works have already started and the major works would be undertaken early in the new year. The original Contract period is fifty eight weeks and the works are expected to be commissioned before or after 2016 Christmas period.

Posted by: admin November 13, 2015

Abergeldie are proud to have won the ‘Contractor of the Year’ Award at this year’s Australian Mining Prospect Awards held on Friday 30 October 2015.

The award was won for drilling and hydrostatic lining of the largest blind-bored ventilation shaft in Australia to date, built with Abergeldie’s in-house designed and built drilling rigs. The shaft was bored for a mine in the Southern Coalfields of NSW, and reaches a depth of 517m with a diameter of 6.2m.

Abergeldie’s new CEO, Greg Taylor, accepted the award. “Innovation definitely had a presence on site. The team had to think well outside the square to overcome many challenges, and not just with the drilling. The size of the shaft and the types of cutters that had to be used for the deep strata meant that a huge volume of process of water needed to be treated to remove many, many tonnes of suspended fine solids. The normal settlement pond approach just wasn’t up to it, so the team developed a special high-flow flocculation system especially for the task.  And it worked a treat.”

“Our team met every challenge: a record-breaking achievement,” said Mr Taylor.

Abergeldie are extremely proud to have delivered this project for a very valued client.