Projects

2016
The Vines, Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Weld drill and install 120m of 900mm OD HDPE for the Vines Subdivision, in the Mills Reef Winery, a straight forward instillation for our team and the American Augers 440DDT. This pipe line was 14m deep and with a grade of 3.3%.
PERFORMANCE:
Project completed on time and in budget with additional work of destructive testing and flanges. Our recycling machine was very effective - reduced dump costs and cartage of greater amount of drill slurry, associated with larger pipes.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Mills Reef-Classic Developments

Subcontract to:
McPherson Contracting
Stephen McPherson

027 495 3032
2016
Paki Paki Hastings 100mm Water Main
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Construction of water main from Bridge Pa and Paki Paki- supply & installation of 6,098m of DN100mm potable water pipeline; 1,377 of DN150mm, 277m of PE 63mmOD, 34 lateral connections, all flushing points, hydrants, air valves, valves, testing and flushing of lines, 2 bridge crossings, SH2 and SH50A.
PERFORMANCE:
Completed successfully under budget. All aspects of job were carried out with “refreshing enthusiasm”. Public communication and cooperation with the school and land owners helped in our success. No non-conformances. High level of quality assurance documentation & H&S reporting – elevated due to water contamination issue during Campylobacter outbreak.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Hastings District Council
Saadia Ali

06 873 8922
021 267 8602
2016
Zig Zag Rd Irrigation
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 2650m of irrigation pipelines, 180mm and 250mm, along narrow winding road with connections into irrigation plant & waste water outlet at the Hautapu factory. Time constraints due to factory opening and late delivery of council consents.Our team worked late nights and early mornings to ensure completion on time.
PERFORMANCE:
Tight timeframe – 12 month contract ending 6 June 2016 – completed one month ahead of schedule and on budget (start May 2015). Relevant 250 PE pipe installation mainly by open cut method with some HDD installations. Installation across different mediums including rock and timber/stump areas.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Paul Cooke Fonterra
Hautapu

027 492 3864​​​​​​​
2015/16
Fonterra Lichfield Irrigation
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of a total of 368 paddocks fully serviced by automated irrigation system, including 38 main lines. Water control lines laid to every valve & irrigated paddock & both PVC & HDPE mains pipe, air release & pressure relief valves inserted on all main lines; 65 no. of 250mm mainway Bermad Valves and pressure control tubing, inclusive of manholes, lids & trapdoor utilities.
PERFORMANCE:
Completed successfully, land owners happy. SCL were able to uncover the connection (different to the design) into the plant and have it reconnected in time, with minimal disruption. Pipe was commissioned in time for restart of the factory with no environmental issues. 
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
TEG Projects Ltd, CLient Rep
Bevan Robertson

027 255 1334​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
2014/15
Pokeno Bulk Water Main
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 6km of 280, 355 & 450mm watermains from Waikato Pipeline to Pokeno Village, including new MH’s, Air, Scour, PRV’s and connections.
PERFORMANCE:
Completed within tight timeframe for water to new Pokeno residential area.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Mark Marr Waikato DC

0800 492 452
027 413 0027
2015/16
Tuakau Bulk Water Main
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 1.8km of 280mm pipe from Watercare supply to Tuakau reservoir including connection to reservoir works.
PERFORMANCE:
Completed within timeframe with connection to reservoir works due for completion in mid March 2016.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Mark Marr Waikato DC

0800 492 452
027 413 0027
2015
Prole Road Water Crossing
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 156m of 200mm watermain from Prole Road beneath Waipapa estuary to ECMT Rail Bridge.
PERFORMANCE:
Using medium sized HDD drill rig transported through private property to allow ease of pipe string fabrication and fluid disposal. Excellent cooperation/ information flow with residents achieved successful project outcome.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Western BOP District Council
Graeme Brown
2013
Manurewa Branch Diversion Sewer
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 300m of 560mm HDPE beneath busy urban road previously designed as open trench installation.
PERFORMANCE:
HDD 300m of 560mm @ 0.76% to design grade. Open Trench ruled out due to Smythe’s quick, accurate performance.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Watercare Services

Subcontracted to:
March Cato
2012-13
Mahia Catchment 34 Sewer Upgrade
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 3500m of 150-500mm HDPE and 25No. MHs up to 8m deep. Originally designed for Open trench & HDD. Smythe’s installed >90% using HDD
PERFORMANCE:
50% of these HDD installations were at 0.65% of less with no dips in the vertical alignment – constant proven ability of team to drill accurate shots under 1%. Minimal disruption to traffic and residents.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Watercare Services
Project Managers:
Peter Evans
Harrison Grierson
2013
Te Rore Water Supply Replacement
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Installation of 370m of 180mm watermain beneath the Waipa River to replace a dilapidated 200m suspension bridge. 
PERFORMANCE:
Completed within timeframe, final cost less than tendered due to shorter distance/ no contingencies, providing long term solution with minimal costs & maintenance.
Recognition at CCNZ Waikato Contractor Awards
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Te Rore Water Supply Group

Waipa District Council
2011
Barnard-Baker-Sar Streets Stormwater Renewal, Wellington
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
165m of 450 OD PE Gravity stormwater @ 30% grade down a steep vegetated gully by HDD; 45m of opencut pipe installation, 3 no. new manholes and associated drainage works.Installation of 370m of 180mm watermain beneath the Waipa River to replace a dilapidated 200m suspension bridge.
PERFORMANCE:
Client was overwhelmed that job was undertaken to completion given the challenging conditions.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Capacity Infrastructure Services
Tom Jolly (GHD)

04 570 0431
2011
Bedford Road, SH39, Hamilton
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
23m of 1200NB RCBJ pipe beneath State Highway by pipejacking; Annulus Grouting of new and existing piped road crossings.
PERFORMANCE:
Works successfully completed to the satisfaction of client, additional works given.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Transfield Services
Steve Uffindell

07 846 9713
2011
Otumanga Wastewater Pumping Station, Upgrade & Rising Main Duplication, Tauranga
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Duplication of an existing Sewer Pumping Station and associated pipeworks and mechanical installations.
PERFORMANCE:
Work completed to requirements.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Transfield Services
Steve Uffindell

07 846 9713
2010
Southern Pipeline, Tauranga
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
1763m of 710 OD PE Sewer Rising Main by HDD; 23m of 1200NB RCBJ pipe beneath busy intersection by Pipejacking; grouting of all annuluses.
PERFORMANCE:
Client very pleased with success in achieving installations and having a minimal impact on the local population.
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
Downer
John Morrison

027 215 7860
2009
Birkdale Catchment C14 Area C Sewer Upgrade, Birkdale, North Shore City
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
949m 560 OD PE and  531m 180 OD PE Gravity Sewer pipelines by HDD; 3 no. deep 2.0m dia. Manholes (12m - 34m deep); 8 no. 1.05m - 1.2m dia. Manholes (1.2m - 6.5m deep); 90m of driven timber post 'n plank retained access.
PERFORMANCE:
Successful outcome for a lengthy trenchless installation using NZ's first locally owned MAXI Drill for a SINGLE shot installation nearing 1km. 
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
North Shore City Council
Dietmar Londer (SKM)

021 378 824
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Construction Award Winner 2013