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Liberty OneSteel offers its congratulations to McConnell Dowell, winner of the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award.

McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd was named the winner of the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award for its Melbourne Port Capacity Project – Maritime Works at the awards night, 4 May. The award is promoted by the Australian Constructors Association (ACA) and Engineers Australia and recognises outstanding achievement in the Australian construction sector.

Liberty OneSteel Reinforcing product was used in the $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project upgrade, which includes the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Webb Dock to create a third international container handling facility alongside the development of a dedicated facility for the automotive import-export trade. The work involves the design and construction of improved waterside infrastructure, including upgraded navigation aids and berth facilities.

The ACA praised McConnell Dowell for employing leadership and innovation to overcome significant geotechnical challenges, while Chair of the Judging Panel, Peter Godfrey, hailed the project for its high levels of engineering and construction expertise, and its delivery of safe working practices, environmental controls and durable infrastructure.