News & Developments

Haywards Interchange SH2/SH58 Wellington New Zealand

By Janet Bolt

Sep 2016

Work is progressing well on the Haywards Interchange Project in Wellington New Zealand.   The new grade separated interchange at the junction of State Highways 2 and 58 will improve safety and reduce travel times from the Wairarapa and Upper Hutt into Wellington City.   The Reinforced Earth Company (RECO) has been awarded the design and supply of 1253mof Reinforced Earth® bridge abutments by the head contractor Downer New Zealand Ltd.   Our New Zealand Manager, Don Asbey-Palmer, took this photograph during a site visit in August, 2016.

Haywards Interchange Wellington NZ Reinforced Earth® bridge abutments

Western Belfast Bypass - Christchurch NZ

By Janet Bolt

Aug 2016

The Western Belfast Bypass will extend the Christchurch Northern Motorway across the flood plain heading south to connect with the SH1 Johns Road expressway in New Zealand.   The 5km bypass is a new 4 lane median separated motorway.   The Reinforced Earth Company (RECO) is currently working with Fulton Hogan Limited - Civil South in the construction of 3795m² of Reinforced Earth® retaining walls using our proprietary TerraClass® concrete facing panels.   Works are progressing well as pictured during a site visit by Don Asbey-Palmer (RECO NZ Manager) in mid-August.   Follow this link to view a flyover video of work in progress filmed in early August 2016 by NZ Transport Agency.

 

Western Belfast Bypass Christchurch NZ Reinforced Earth® retaining walls with TerraClass® precast concrete facing panels

Regional Manager - Eastern Region

By Janet Bolt

Aug 2016

The Reinforced Earth Company (RECO) is pleased to introduce Shane Owens our new Regional Manager - Eastern Region.   Shane brings valuable knowledge and experience in civil construction and the precast concrete industry having worked on major infrastructure and mining projects in WA and Ireland.  He is now based at our main office in Sydney and will be responsible for business development, precast and operations in New South Wales.   Please contact Shane on 0488 351 242 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regional Manager - Eastern Region

Ravenswood Interchange Project VIC

By Janet Bolt

Aug 2016

The initial course of TerraPlus® precast concrete panels for one of three Reinforced Earth® retaining walls on the Ravenswood Interchange Project were installed last week.   RECO was awarded the design & manufacture of 1320m² of walls for this project for this part of the ugrade of the existing Calder Highway in Victoria.   The design incorporates a large circulating road which features two main bridges to carry traffic over two new Calder Freeway carriageways.   Darren Muscat (RECO Regional Manager - South) and Lukas Toman (RECO Project Manager) visited site last week to report that all is progressing well.

Ravenswood Calder Interchange Reinforced Earth® TerraPlus® precast concrete panels