Jacobs Associates recently announced the opening of its second Australasian office — in Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and is only a three-hour flight from the firm’s Melbourne office. The Auckland office opened in October 2010 and will support our efforts on Watercare’s Central Interceptor and various projects for the New Zealand Transport Agency, including the Waterview Connection highway tunnel project.

The firm has a history of working in New Zealand that dates back to the founding of Jacobs Associates in 1954. In fact, one of the firm’s first projects (Job #7) was a consulting assignment for Fletcher Construction on diversion tunnels for the Ohakuri Dam on the North Island. Other notable assignments in New Zealand include dispute resolution on the Clyde Dam (1986), constructability review/cost estimating for the Waihi Gold Mine (1993) and a tunnel feasibility study for the West Valley Sewer Project in Wellington (1995).

A significant move for Jacobs Associates, this expansion will help the firm better provide tunnel and underground engineering for hydroelectric, water supply, wastewater, rail, highway, and other projects in the New Zealand market, while strengthening the firm’s regional presence and commitment to its ongoing projects.
For more information on the Auckland office, email Victor Romero or call him at +64 (9) 551 2331.

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