McConnell Dowell

David Robinson
Chief executive officer

Australian-based McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited operates predominantly in the Eastern Time Zone, and is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor servicing the building, infrastructure and resource markets with expertise in building, rail, civil, electrical, marine, mechanical pipelines, fabrication, tunnelling and underground services. It has an established reputation for delivering complex projects in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

McConnell Dowell is geographically structured into Australian and overseas operations, with specialist services in tunnelling and pipelines. Separately branded Electrix operates in the
construction, maintenance and asset inspection parts of high voltage electrical transmission and distribution systems, generation and electrical substations, as well as gas distribution
networks. Built Environs is the commercial building arm of McConnell Dowell.

McConnell Dowell contributed 52% to the Aveng Group’s revenue and 64% to the two-year project order book at 30 June 2013.

Performance summary for 2013 Financial Year 2012 2013
Revenue (Rm)* 17 122 26 749
Contribution to Group Revenue for 2013   52%
Safety Performance (LTIFR) 0, 12 0, 13

Safety and health
McConnell Dowell’s LTIFR increased marginally to 0,13 (2012: 0,12). The ongoing target is to improve performance against rolling three year indicators by 10% annually. The major
initiative undertaken in 2013 was the centralisation of the health, safety, environment and quality management function in Melbourne to drive efficiency and performance improvements across these key business disciplines.

There was a marginal increase in the total environmental incident frequency rate for the year due to some storm water, erosion and sediment management incidents recorded on the larger pipeline projects. Each of these areas has undergone significant procedural improvements and good progress has been made.
A positive sign of this progress was the inaugural Australian Pipeline Industry Association Environment award that McConnell Dowell received for its erosion and sediment control practices on the QCLNG project.

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For more on performance view the Integrated Report 2013