Ferrovial Agroman Australia & New Zealand

Ferrovial Agroman Australia & New Zealand develops and supports the Ferrovial group’s construction activity across Australasia.

As at January 2016, the company manages over 270 people and is committed for the long term to expanding its construction and engineering capabilities in these countries and delivering successful, safe and quality projects and solutions for and with our valued clients and partners.

2002-2007

Ferrovial's presence in Australia dates back to 2002 when it acquired 20.9% of Sydney Airport through Southern Cross Airports Corporation. This concession was maintained until 2007.

2011

Ferrovial Agroman established a permanent presence in the Australian market in mid 2011 with the incorporation of Ferrovial Agroman (Australia) Pty Ltd and a permanent office in Sydney.

Over this year, the Ferrovial Agroman team grew and achieved prequalification under the National Prequalification System for Roads and Bridges for R5, B4 and F150+, the highest construction certification in Australia.

We attained our first shortlisting for a major project for the Wynyard Walk Project in Sydney, and continued to develop partnerships and industry knowledge.

2012

When Ferrovial Agroman was selected as one of the Industry Partner Development Teams (IPDT) in early 2012, it presented the perfect opportunity to locally demonstrate Ferrovial’s global technical expertise and experience to our valued partner in New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services (RMS). The IPDT initiative proved a great success for all stakeholders in providing innovative schematic design and construction options and solutions for specific components of the WestConnex in NSW, the largest integrated transport and urban revitalisation project in Australia.

Ferrovial continued with its efforts in obtaining the Australian and New Zealand’s accreditations and prequalifications. Through the hard work of the growing team, in July 2012 Ferrovial Agroman was successful in obtaining approved safety accreditation to AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001.

2013

Following a detailed audit process here and abroad in March 2013 the Office of Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) accredited Ferrovial Agroman under the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme. This was a major investment and commitment from Ferrovial and the accreditation is held proudly to illustrate our commitment to a safety culture underpinning our activities here in Australasia and indeed in all Ferrovial Group’s work globally.

Early in 2013, the company established Ferrovial Agroman (New Zealand) Ltd, marking the beginning of our commitment to the New Zealand’s market.

Our first construction project was awarded when Ferrovial Agroman (Australia) was awarded by RMS the project to upgrade 4.1kms of the Nelson Bay Road, near Newcastle about 180kms North of Sydney.

A significant milestone occurred in September 2013 when the Cintra-Ferrovial Agroman led consortium was shortlisted as one of the three bidding teams for the A$8 – 10b East West Link Stage 1 project. This major Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the largest infrastructure project ever constructed in the state of Victoria which consists in an 18 km cross-city road connection extending across Melbourne.

Our local and international experts’ continued hard work resulted in Ferrovial Agroman achieving certification against AS/NZS ISO 14001 (Environment) and AS/NZS ISO 9001 (Quality), enabling the company to operate under our own management systems.

2014

In January 2014, Ferrovial Agroman added further strength to our portfolio of capabilities through prequalifications under the National Prequalification System for K2 (Concrete) and A2 (Asphalt).

Ferrovial Agroman was successful in securing our second road construction project in Australia, with the awarding by RMS in February of the Sancrox Traffic Arrangement project. This project forms an integral component of the Pacific Highway upgrade between Oxley Highway and Kempsey near Port Macquarie on the mid North Coast of New South Wales.

2014 has seen us (with Joint Venture partner Acciona) awarded the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads road upgrade project. This A$500 – 600m Design and Construction of a 22km road upgrade in the Pacific Highway is the largest contract yet for the company in Australia and is proving a successful example of the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) tendering and delivery model. This award was a key milestone of Ferrovial Agroman’s present success in the country and a foundation for the future.

Following the three years of business development in the country, in May 2014 Ferrovial Agroman relocated to its new Corporate Office in North Sydney. This move was an important commitment from Ferrovial Agroman to the Australian market.

2015

2015 has seen Ferrovial Agroman successfully complete Nelson Bay Road Upgrade project two months ahead of schedule.  A major achievement by our project team (working closely with our valued client RMS) for our first project completed by the company in Australia.

Our Sancrox Interchange team has battled the weather but is achieving project milestones and project completion is due third quarter 2015.

Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section of the Pacific Highway is now fully underway, breaking ground in February following an extensive approvals process.

Considerable tender activity and effort through the first half of 2015 has been rewarded with the recent official announcements of Ferrovial Joint Ventures being successful in securing two more major contracts. Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Design & Construct project in Sydney and the A$1.6b Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project connecting important economic growth areas in Southern Queensland.

Looking ahead

The safe and efficient delivery of large projects in Australia continues to build Ferrovial Agroman's reputation as leaders in the infrastructure market. Our focus on innovative solutions and commitment to progress runs through all levels of the company and is demonstrated in cutting-edge research programs with MIT as well as prestigious industry awards such as the National Innovation Award 2013 in the “internationalization” category by Spain’s Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness.

It is an exciting time ahead for the industry throughout Australia and New Zealand and Ferrovial is looking forward to a very successful future bringing our innovation and know how in working with our partners and clients to deliver some outstanding benchmark projects.

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