Projects

We have a proven track record in the successful delivery of projects across NZ and Australia for key infrastructure asset owners in the industrial, commercial and government sectors.

We are able to bring innovative solutions to every problem or project using the technical and formal engineering knowledge we have at our disposal. We enjoy the challenge and know that through innovation and commitment to quality and safety we can deliver the best value for money to our clients.

The following project library is just a small snap shot of the many successful projects and contracts we have been involved in.

Umuroa Offshore Painting and Maintenance Project

Umuroa Offshore Painting and Maintenance Contract

Location Offshore New Zealand Client Pro-Safe Production Services Duration 3 years Completion Up to January 2016 The Project TBS’s New Plymouth based operation secured the maintenance painting project, for Pro-Safe Production Services New Zealand, onboard the ship “Umuroa” in January 2013. The Umuroa is a floating platform storage and offload (FPSO) facility located in the Tui Oilfield off the…

Endeans Building Remediation Project

Location Auckland CBD Project Manager MPM Projects Nick Ainley Duration 8 months Completion September 2014 The Project TBS Remcon were nominated as the preferred head contractor to refurbish the Endeans Building located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. This heritage building was completed in 1915 and is said to be the first concrete encased steel frame building…
Methanol Reformer #2 Turnaround

Methanol Reformer #2 Turnaround Project

Location Motonui Client Methanex New Zealand Ltd Duration 1 month Completion October 2013 Value $1 million The Project Methanex contracted TBS to remove existing brick and ceramic fibre modules from the “coffin walls” and auxillary burner zone inside the Meth 2 Reformer. The shutdown involved the management of 50 staff and some 30,000 labour hours. Work was performed over…
Mountain Road Apartments Remediation Project

Mountain Road Apartments Remediation Project

Location Mount Wellington Auckland  Duration 3 years Completion Scheduled late 2017/ early 2018 Value Awarded $23 mill Contract NZS 3910: 2013 The Project The Mountain Road Apartment project involved the remediation/ recladding of a 99 unit apartment complex including 4 x 4 storey buildings and also a single storey gymnasium. The project allowed for construction…

Argent Hall Remediation Project

Location Auckland CBD Architect PeddleThorp Duration 5 months Completion December 2013 The Project In July 2013 TBS Remcon was awarded the contract to work in conjunction with Peddle Thorpe Architects to remediate Argent Hall located in Auckland City. This project was a high-rise leaky apartment building made up of ten levels and 107 apartments. The…
Maerz Vertical Lime Kiln Shutdown

Maerz Vertical Lime Kiln Shutdown

Location Te Kuiti Client McDonalds Lime Ltd Duration 6 weeks Completion August 2013 Value $600,000 The Project TBS was contracted to undertake the complete demolition of brick refractory within the kiln and replace this with a new lining specified and supplied by the customer. The shutdown itself involved 6000 labour hours including 20 staff working 24 hours in…
Uptown Apartments Remediation Project

Uptown Apartments Remediation Project

Location Eden Terrace Auckland  Duration 16 months (scheduled) Completion February 2017 Value Awarded $11 mill Contract NZS 3910: 2013 The Project The Uptown Apartments Project, located in Eden Terrace in Auckland, commenced in January 2015. The project involved the recladding of the four storey apartment complex consisting of 54 units, including five fully operational ground…
Western Interceptor Refurbishment Project

Western Interceptor Refurbishment Project

Location Waitakere Client Watercare Services Ltd Duration 2 months Completion June 2006 Value $250,000 The Project This project was for the external refurbishment of four pipe bridges on the Watercare Services western interceptor sewer main. Specifically it involved, the application of a new coating system to the bridges and the completion of a number of structural repairs,…
Columbia Apartments Remediation Project

Columbia Apartments Remediation Project

Location Nelson Street Auckland CBD  Duration 16 months Completion December 2015 Value Awarded $7.7 mill Final $9.6 mill with variations Contract NZS 3910: 2013 The Project The Columbia Apartments are a ‘high end’ apartment complex consisting of four x four storey buildings and 87 individual apartments in all. The remedial works consisted of the following:…
Makatote Rail Viaduct Life Extension Project

Makatote Rail Viaduct Life Extension Project

Location Between Ohakune and National Park Client KiwiRail Duration 2 years Completion September 2016 Value $12 million The Project The Makatote railway viaduct is located between Ohakune and National Park in the Central North Island and is a critical link in the North Island Main Trunk Line. The last full repaint of the viaduct was carried out…
Maraetai II Penstock Internal Repaint

Maraetai II Penstock Internal Repaint Project

Location Lake Maraetai Client Mighty River Power Duration 3 months Completion May 2012 Value $550,000 The Project This project was for the internal painting of the Unit 7 penstock of the Maraetai II powerstation located on the Waikato River. The penstock is 4.57m in diameter with a total length of approximately 100m and a slope of…
Rotary Kiln Relining Contract

Rotary Kiln Relining Contract

Location Glenbrook Client Bluescope Steel Duration Ongoing Value 1.2-2 million per year The Project Bluescope Steel undertake programmed maintenance shutdowns on each of its 4 Rotary Kilns. On a ‘staged basis’ TBS typically perform 2 programmed shutdowns per year whereby each kiln is inspected and areas of degraded refractory brick lining are identified for breakout and…
Taupo Events Centre Repaint Project

Taupo Events Centre Repaint Project

Location Taupo Client Taupo District Council Duration 5 months Completion Mid 2013 Value $560,000 The Project TBS was awarded the contract to prepare and paint the external structural steel work of the Taupo Events Centre for the Taupo District Council. The scope of the work included a water wash and abrasive blast to prepare the steel, followed by…
Bridge 13 Repaint Project

Bridge 13 Repaint Project

Location Taramakau River Client KiwiRail Duration Nov 2012 Completion May 2013 Value $3,071,000 The Project The Taramakau Bridge was originally constructed in 1889 as a critical link across the Taramakau River in the west coast of the South Island. The bridge consists of six 36 metre steel trusses and a combined road rail deck. Due to the…
Steel Mill Refractory Maintenance Contract

Steel Mill Refractory Maintenance Contract

Location Glenbrook Client Bluescope Steel Duration Ongoing Value 1 million per year The Project TBS has been engaged by Bluescope Steel to undertake services within this current contract since 1992 with the formal commencement under this specific contract being 2009. The scope of work allows for TBS to apply specialist refractory expertise to provide general maintenance services…
AHB Cable Supports and Strengthening Project

AHB Cable Supports and Strengthening Project

Location Auckland Harbour Bridge Client Transpower Duration 10 months Completion August 2012 Value $8 million The Project The Auckland Harbour Bridge (AHB) Cable Supports and strengthening Project was part of Transpower’s North Auckland and Auckland Grid Upgrade Project, which involves the installation of a new underground high voltage cable link between Pakuranga and Albany. The AHB…
Normanby Mews Apartments Remediation Project

Normanby Mews Apartments Remediation Project

Location Mount Eden Auckland  Duration 16 months Completion April 2016 Value Awarded $7.06 mill Final 9.8 mill with variations Contract NZS 3910: 2003 The Project The Normanby Mews project involved recladding and re-roofing of a 48 apartment complex comprising of four x four story buildings. The remedial works consisted of the following: Deconstruction of existing fibre…

Mountain Road Apartments Remedial Access and Containment

Location Auckland Client TBS Remcon Duration 6 weeks to erect and full time scaffolder onsite to complete ongoing alterations Completion 2017 Value $510,000 The Project TBS Group was engaged to erect scaffolding around Block 4 of the Mountain Rd Apartments in Auckland. This was to allow full access to all exterior faces of the building…
Poatina Penstock Refurbishment Project

Poatina Penstock Refurbishment Project

Location Tasmania Client Hydro Tasmania Duration 5 months Completion August 2011 Value AUD $8 million The Project Commissioned in 1965, the Poatina Penstock carries water to the Poatina Powerstation, which is Hydro Tasmania’s second biggest powerstation. The condition of the original anti-corrosion paintwork on the penstock interior was beginning to deteriorate, which posed a risk to…
Mill Creek Turbine Maintenance Contract

Mill Creek Turbine Maintenance Contract

Location Ohariu, Wellington Client Siemens New Zealand Ltd Duration 2 years Completion 2016 The Project The Mill Creek Project in Wellington involves repairing defects on the wind turbines which are being prepared for hand over by Siemens New Zealand Ltd to their client, Meridian Energy. The resource on this project involves 3 rope access technicians and 4 non-rope…

Hotel DeBrett Seismic Strengthening Project

Location Auckland CBD Client Project Manager John Bukowski, Babbage Duration 5 weeks Completion Nov 2014 The Project The Hotel DeBrett Project involved the seismic strengthening of an approximately 16 metre high brick chimney within the historic heritage hotel located in Auckland’s CBD. Specifically the project involved: Interior strengthening using epoxy anchors to attach the bricks…
Transmission Tower Maintenance

Transmission Tower Maintenance

Location New Zealand wide Client Transpower Duration Ongoing Value $13 million per year The Project TBS’s Transmission Tower Painting Division is the largest and most experienced tower maintenance contractor in New Zealand. The division currently employs 50 full time equivalent staff and has over 80 years of industry experience in its top eight senior supervisors.…
Westgate Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

Westgate Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Painting Project

Location Auckland Client HEB Structures Duration 5 months Completion February 2013 Value $420,000 The Project The Westgate Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge spans the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) and was built to provide greater access to facilities between the Manutewhau Walk Reserve and the Westgate Shopping Centre. TBS Farnsworth was engaged by head contractor HEB…
Tom Ugly's Bridge Refurbishment Project

Tom Ugly’s Bridge Refurbishment Project

Location Australia Client Roads and Maritime Services (RTA) Completion September 2006 Value AUD $13 million The Project Tom Ugly’s Bridge was constructed in 1929, and consists of six steel truss spans forming a total length of 499m. The project entailed full structural refurbishment of the bridge, including the removal of the existing lead based coating and replacement with a…
Tuai Penstock Painting Project

Tuai Penstock Painting Project

Location Waikaremoana Client Genesis Energy Duration 2 years Completion 2005 Value $3 million The Project This project was for the replacement of the external coating system on the three penstocks that feed into the Tuai powerstation in Waikaremoana. Each pipe was 1.8m in diameter and 1300m in length, with a surface area of 30,000m2. Two of the…

Waikato Span River Bridge Mobile Stage Hanger Scaffold

Location Waikato River Client Fulton Hogan Duration 6 months Completion June 2016 Value $1.2 M (scaffold and paint) The Project TBS Group were commissioned to erect a mobile stage hanger scaffold for the purposes of coating refurbishment on the Waikato Span River Bridge in Taupo. The scaffold was an engineered design mobile stage hanger, with overall…

Hobson Gardens Building Remediation Project

Location Auckland CBD Architect PeddleThorp Duration 7 months Completion September 2013 The Project In September 2013, TBS Remcon Ltd was awarded the contract to complete the remedial works on Hobson Gardens Apartments located in Auckland’s CBD. This was a leaky building project which required a full façade replacement of the multiple-story, two tower complex including replacement…

Fields Parade Remediation Project

Location Albany Architect Babbage Duration - Completion 2014 Value The Project The Fields Parade project commenced in July 2014 which involved the reclad of ten townhouses located in Albany, Auckland. The remedial works consisted of the following: Removal of the existing monolithic cladding Removal and refurbishment of all windows Replacement of rotten timber and recladding…
Patea Rail Bridge Refurbishment Project

Patea Rail Bridge Refurbishment Project

Location Patea Client KiwiRail Duration 3 months Completion July 2012 Value $610,000 The Project The Patea Rail Bridge Project involved a full refurbishment of the steel structure to extend the life of the rail bridge. Specifically the project involved: The design and construction of an access and containment system; Surface preparation, including an abrasive blast of…
AHB Box Girder Strengthening Project

AHB Box Girder Strengthening Project

Location Auckland Client NZTA Duration 3 years Completion September 2011 Value $85 million The Project In order to meet future traffic demands on the AHB, it was determined that the load carrying capacity of the Box Girder Extension Bridges (‘clipons’) had to be increased. This upgrade came in the form of the Box Girder Strengthening Project. The…
Refining New Zealand Maintenance Contract

Refining New Zealand Maintenance Contract

Location Marsden Point Client Refining NewZealand Duration 5 years Completion 2019 Value $7 million per year The Project TBS has had a permanent presence at the Marsden Point site since 2007 providing a range of protective coatings and refractory maintenance services to the client. In early 2014, Refining New Zealand entered into a 5 year maintenance contract with…