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Infrastructure Construction

With a steadily rising global population, associated demographic shifts, and the environmental impacts of resource consumption increasing exponentially, existing infrastructure is being pushed to its very limits. There is now a greater demand than ever before for new and replacement infrastructure to meet the growing demands of industrialised and developing nations.

Laing O’Rourke’s infrastructure businesses offer the full range of specialist engineering, construction and asset management expertise on major projects. With a leading presence in the UK and Australian infrastructure markets already secured, we are rapidly expanding as a strong player in Canada, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Backed by 165 years of experience, our core strength lies in our ability to mobilise our extensive global resources to manage project execution across every phase of the project lifecycle.

Contracting Model Flexibility

Our infrastructure teams understand fully the complexities of the different contracting models including ECI, EPC, EPCM, Design and Construct and Construct Only procurement routes used globally by public and private sector clients across a wide range of sectors, including rail, airports, marine facilities and ports, water and waste water networks, power generation and distribution, roads and bridges, mining and minerals handling, oil and gas, highways, bridges and tunnels. Our transparent and flexible approach ensures we are able to develop and work within the right contracting model to suit the particular project needs of the client.

The LOR Way

With an increasing focus on providing industrial and urban infrastructure that is delivered to a higher quality, faster and at less cost, we provide innovative processes and procedures to streamline and enhance construction projects through our world class programme quality management system – The LOR Way, incorporating Core Process – an effective toolkit for de-risking a project through a set of standards and procedures that maximise performance. 

In Australia we have been delivering landmark projects for over four decades in the mining and resources, rail, energy and oil and gas sectors, providing superior levels of control through ownership of extensive plant and equipment capabilities, and our highly-skilled direct workforce.  This ensures projects stay on the critical path to completion avoiding costly delays and over-runs.  We manage infrastructure projects with a proven track record of delivering in challenging environments, including mining facilities in remote areas of Australia to complex, inter-linking rail networks in central Hong Kong.

Sector Expertise

Other leading examples of Laing O’Rourke’s world class expertise include airside aviation facilities at Heathrow, commuter and heavy-haul rail networks in Australia and New Zealand, nuclear power generation and distribution across the UK, water and utilities networks installations in London, mining and natural resources infrastructure, and oil and gas exploration, processing, storage and transport networks in the remotest areas of Australia.   

We have built an outstanding reputation in selective infrastructure markets based on developing distinctive engineering solutions that accelerate the construction process and deliver operational efficiencies to owners and end-users. We are enhancing this value proposition through greater adoption of manufacturing and pre-assembly techniques to create product sets that meet or exceed the quality and sustainability targets now expected, particularly by public sector clients.

Integral to our worldwide success is our commitment to open and collaborative partnerships, through strategic alliances and joint ventures. Our strong and enduring relationships with international infrastructure providers and technology partners ensure the most effective project solutions are delivered safely and sustainably.

We can help clients with:

  • Engineering, procurement and construction
  • Site remediation and enabling works
  • Major civils works packages, including pile and deep foundations, tunnelling and underground services
  • Project cost management
  • Digital modelling and building animations
  • Programme management services
  • Precast and modular solutions
  • International procurement and logistics management
  • Mechanical, electrical and process installations
  • Mining and mineral rail network and portside handling installations
  • Plant and equipment management
  • Industrial plant installation and maintenance

 

Featured projects

Chatswood Transport Interchange

Sydney. Australia

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Darling Downs Power Station

Queensland. Australia

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Lawrence Hargrave Drive

Wollongong. Australia

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Farringdon Station

London. UK

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