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06 June 2014

New Victorian office

Laing O’Rourke has announced it has begun operations in Victoria, with a new Director and senior team operating from Melbourne.

The new office will serve as a base for an increasing number of workers, including engineers, estimators, project and bid leaders, as the engineering enterprise brings its unique approach to the infrastructure sector to Victorian and South Australian based clients.

Laing O’Rourke Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke said that new opportunities and changes within the Australian market are key drivers for the expansion.

"Laing O’Rourke is Australia’s largest privately-owned construction and engineering business This new base will further enable us to build closer relationships with our Victorian and South Australian clients, becoming a partner of choice for the delivery of engineering-led solutions in the infrastructure sector.

“Our business prides itself on attracting and retaining the industry’s best people, and deploying them to the world’s most complex projects.

“We are delighted to advise that Pat Cashin has recently joined our management team to head up Vic/SA operations.

"Pat has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, with 24 years at Baulderstone – now part of the Lend Lease Group - and six years overseas. Most recently Pat served as Executive General Manager at Lend Lease. He has worked on a broad range of high profile projects, across a range of delivery models including Design and Construct, Alliances and PPPs.”

Laing O’Rourke is delivering projects in Western and South Australia, NSW, the ACT, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. In 2012, Laing O’Rourke led the Victorian Government’s Sunbury Electrification Alliance, completing a $270 million rail infrastructure upgrade on the Sydenham to Sunbury Corridor. The program involved the delivery of new signalling systems, power upgrades, five electrical substations, major upgrades to Diggers Rest and Sunbury stations, and sidings for five trains at Sunbury. The company this year completed the first stage of the Adelaide Rail Electrification Project.

Internationally, Laing O’Rourke is part of the world’s largest health PPP, the Centre Hospitalier de L’Université de Montréal in Canada, constructed the newest edition to London’s CBD skyline at 122 Leadenhall Street, is delivering three major underground interchanges for Hong Kong metro operator MTR, and was responsible for the programme management of the 2012 London Olympics.

Pat CashinRegion Director, Vic/SA
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