• Makatote Viaduct Life Extension Project

The Project:

  • Located between Ohakune and National Park, Makatote Viaduct is the 3rd highest railway viaduct in NZ
  • Built in 1908 and a category 1 Historic Place located within National Park
  • Foundation failure in Pier 7 of viaduct identified as highest structural risk on NZ Railway network
  • Environmental challenges included construction in rare blue duck habitat and pristine trout spawning stream
  • High risk project involved selection of corrosion protection system and full containment methodology

Resolve Group:

  • assisted KiwiRail in the procurement of this Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) project, developed the procurement strategy, prepared the tender documentation, undertook the tender management and were a member of the Evaluation Team for this very complex project in a sensitive environment