Since Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure appointed Greg Taylor as CEO in 2015 with a mandate to grow the business in Australia, it has expanded into Victoria and grown annual turnover nearly threefold. This has been overwhelmingly positive for Abergeldie.
Water projects now represent over 50% of the work Abergeldie delivers including its largest ever job, an $A80 million water treatment plant at the Springvale Mine at Lithgow, NSW. Abergeldie Watertech has continued to grow and is successfully delivering an innovative, world first process for relining brick sewers in Melbourne. A multiyear program similar to that Abergeldie is currently undertaking for Sydney Water is being tendered with Melbourne Water. Further opportunities are developing with water infrastructure authorities such as Queensland Urban Utilities and Hunter Water who are planning to go to market with their multiyear programs shortly.
Quality work by our rail division has meant Abergeldie has become a respected contractor with delivery capability, laying track and upgrading stations in NSW and QLD. Abergeldie is also recognised as the major utility tunnel company in Eastern Australia currently delivering significant projects in Brisbane and Melbourne and preparing to deliver two tunnel projects in Sydney. Our infrastructure teams continue to deliver complex jobs in a professional manner.
Abergeldie has enhanced its commercial advantage through the full acquisition of a steel fabrications business now called Abergeldie Steel Fabrications. In addition Abergeldie has developed strong relationships with our joint venture (JV) partners Obayashi (Japan), Ghella (Italy) and Australian diversified engineering company RCR expanding our capabilities and project opportunities.
International expansion has included the full acquisition of Abergeldie Harker in New Zealand recently shortlisted in JV with Ghella by the Auckland water authority Watercare, to tender the $NZ1.2 billion Central Interceptor project (https://www.watercare.co.nz/About-us/News-media/Large-wastewater-project-counting-down-to-start-da) and the establishment of Abergeldie Northern Ireland, currently undertaking the $A13 million restoration of historic, listed building, Killeavy Castle and the building of an adjoining 45 room boutique hotel. (www.killeavycastle.com).
In recognition of all of this the Abergeldie board has decided to restructure Abergeldie again so that the opportunities that are presenting themselves can be pursued and the growth managed to ensure the sustainability of the business.
Mick Boyle will return to the Managing Director role, with overall responsibility for the financial performance of the whole business in Australia, New Zealand and Northern Ireland.
Greg Taylor will become the Abergeldie Water Executive Officer in Australia and report to Mick. The Water Division, incorporating Abergeldie Watertech is currently 50% of annual Abergeldie turnover but, more importantly, it has the opportunity to more than double its current size in the next two years.
“What has been achieved by Abergeldie over the last two years has been truly remarkable. The growth and expansion has been very pleasing. This restructure will allow Greg and me to focus on the opportunities and challenges in the current market and develop the Executive Team at Abergeldie to ensure that we continue to deliver projects the Abergeldie Way – delivering complex projects safely, on time, and to a high quality.” Mick Boyle said.
Mick Boyle went on to say “Abergeldie is poised to become Australia’s premier locally owned construction company. No other company shares our range of capabilities, our culture and can match the quality of our personnel. It is exciting times ahead at Abergeldie.”
Enquiries with respect to this please contact Janelle Owen on +61 2 8717 7777
Abergeldie is a civil engineering contractor with over 25 years’ experience providing services in the utilities, energy and infrastructure sectors: the complex infrastructure needed to build better communities.