The Santos GLNG Project is a US$18.5 billion pioneering venture to convert coal seam natural gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets. It represents a major investment in a cleaner energy source for the future. The project involves the development of gas fields in the Bowen and Surat Basins, the construction of a 420 kilometre underground gas transmission pipeline t
The purpose-built 7500 square metre police station, built at a cost of $22 million, incorporates the Department of Corrections Southern Regional Office, as well as the Southern Communications Centre for Police and Fire Service emergency calls. The new Christchurch Central Police Station was officially opened on the 14th of February 2013 by the Minister of Police and Corrections, Hon. Anne Tolle
After the New Zealand wide trauma of the Canterbury earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011, it is a good feeling to see Christchurch start its rebuild. Steel Pencil is involved in several projects. One particularly interesting one is the acclaimed “cardboard cathedral”, more properly known as the Transitional Cathedral. Designed (pro bono) by famous Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, th
The Ngaruawahia Bypass will cross the Waikato River approximately 400 metres upstream of the existing Horotiu Bridge on a 125m long by 16m wide bridge. The design of this bridge ensures that the bridge piers are located on the riverbanks clear of the Waikato River waterway, except in times of flood. The soffit level will also provide navigation clearance and freeboard under maximum flow conditi
Steel Pencil was commissioned by Melco Engineering to provide shop drawings for the product bin, discharge chute, gate and supporting steelwork. Steel Pencil are working on, or have completed, other critical items for this project.
The 150 metre long Kaituna River bridge lies within the new highway road from Domain Road to Paengaroa. The bridge which crosses over the Kaituna River at the newly aligned Bell road will consist of two lanes in either direction with access available for pedestrians and cyclists. When the bridge is complete the specifications of it will include 2500 cubic metres of poured concrete, 19,000 nu
An old supermarket in Levin was perfectly located to convert into an expanded public library, and the extra space allowed for a whole raft of community facilities to be included, all on a shoestring budget using local contractors and sub-contractors. Good team work and collaboration by all resolved issues as they arose to produce a superb place of learning. NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AWARD