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Experience with projects from concept to completion


We have extensive experience in the construction, road, rail, power, transport, mining, industrial, utilities, and telecommunications and defence industries.

Our experience includes:

  • preparing tenders and negotiating contracts
  • navigating the legal and commercial ‘minefield’
  • addressing operational and technical risks in contracts
  • claiming entitlements and defending claims for breach

We have expertise in a wide range of project roles and contract models, including:

  • tender/detailed design and construction phase services and EPCM services agreements
  • construct-only,  D&C, EPC/Turnkey, equipment supply/install contracts
  • O&M, refurbishment, asset management agreements
  • pre-bid, joint venture and alliance agreements

We cover a broad range of products, works and services – from switchboards and SCADA systems through to conveyors, schools and substations all the way up to motorways, power plants and mine developments.

Examples of some of the larger contracts tendered for and negotiated by Martin Harris are listed below, divided into Project Experience and Contract Experience.

 

Project Experience


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Road


NORTHCONNEX

Agreement for an unincorporated JV of three consultants to provide detailed design and construction phase services to one of the consortia bidding for the $2.6bn D&C contract.

LANE COVE TUNNEL

D&C contract between ALSTOM and Thiess Holland JV for electrical, mechanical, control, communication and fire systems. ($120m)

M5 EAST

D&C contract between ALSTOM and Baulderstone Hornibrook Bilfinger + Berger JV for electrical, mechanical, control, communication and fire systems, together with 10 year maintenance and repair contract. ($140m)

EASTERN DISTRIBUTOR TUNNEL

D&C contract with Leighton Contractors for the design and supply of electrical, mechanical, control, communication and fire systems.

M4 MOTORWAY

Consulting services agreement for design and engineering management for the M4 toll road for Statewide Roads.
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Rail


SYDNEY METRO

Consultancy services agreement between two consulting firms and a bidder for the >$1bn Line-wide Works contract for station infrastructure for the Sydney Metro Project.

NORTH WEST RAIL LINK

Agreement for detailed design and construction phase services between two consulting firms and a bidder for the $340m NWRL Stage 2 Surface and Viaduct Civil works package.

PARRAMATTA RAIL LINK

D&C contract between ALSTOM and Thiess Hochtief JV for overhead wiring, signaling, traction supply, electrical, mechanical, control systems. ($190m)

REGIONAL FAST RAIL

Unincorporated (integrated) joint venture between ALSTOM and Thiess to upgrade the Geelong and Ballarat rail corridor infrastructure for the Victorian DOI.

FOURTH GENERATION TRAIN

Contract with Downer EDI to design, supply and maintain traction packages and train operating systems for the 4th Generation Train for the Sydney Metro. (>$100m)

RAIL FLEET SERVICES LIMITED

Incorporated joint venture to take over Rail Services Australia’s rolling stock maintenance operations at Chullora involving shareholders agreement, management agreement, asset sale agreement, 25 year lease, transfer of employees and ongoing services agreement.

TRANZ RAIL MOTIVE POWER

7 year maintenance agreement for Tranz Rail’s New Zealand locomotive and wagon fleet involving KPI based payment regime, availability and return condition guarantees, and transfer of maintenance sites, staff and inventory. (NZ$200m)
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Building


RELIANCE RAIL MAINTENANCE FACILITY

Consortium agreement between Downer EDI and John Holland for the construction of the Auburn Maintenance Facility for the NSW Rolling Stock PPP. ($140m)

KESTREL MINE EXTENSION

Contract for the construction of accommodation village civil infrastructure and site services for Rio Tinto. ($12.5m)

PEAK DOWNS MINE 2S SERVICE BAY

Contract for the construction of heavy vehicle service facilities for BM Alliance Coal Operations. ($11m)

CHATSWOOD INTERCHANGE

Agreement for CMPS (now GHD) to provide engineering, design and supervision services for all civil, structural, mech.- elec. and HVAC elements for the original Chatswood rail bus interchange.
 
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Mining


CLIFFS NICKEL PROJECT

Agreement for Downer EDI to provide EPCM Services to develop mine infrastructure for BHP Billiton Nickel West. ($80m)

BLACKWATER MINE MAINTENANCE

Contract to maintain diesel powered equipment, water treatment plant and other facilities for BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.

NELSON POINT DEVELOPMENT

Agreement for BHP Engineering (now Hatch) to provide engineering management services for the supply, erection and commissioning of a $200m iron ore stacker-reclaimer for BHP.

CONTRACT MINING TENDERS

Optimisation of tenders for: FMG Cloudbreak Stage 4 supply and operate (BOOT) 30Mtpa iron ore crushing and screening plant over 5 years; Gindalbie Metals 6 year drill, blast, load and haul waste; Goonyella Riverside (BMA) 3 year overburden removal. 
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Power


RENEWABLES PROJECTS

Preparation of tender submissions / contract negotiations for the supply of electrical and mechanical equipment for numerous wind and solar farms including: Murra Warra, Moorabool, White Rock, Bodangora and Mt Gellibrand Wind Farms and Emerald, Gannawarra, Kidston, Bannerton and Tailem Bend Solar Farms.

JOUNAMA POWER STATION

Contract for ALSTOM to design, supply and install a 14.4MW hydro power station for Snowy Hydro.

BLUEWATERS POWER STATION

Contract for ALSTOM to supply the steam turbine and generator set for a 208 MW coal fired facility under terms based on FIDIC EPC/Turnkey 1999

VALES POINT POWER STATION

Contract for ALSTOM to supply Delta Electricity filter flue gas cleaning plant and ID fans for two 660MW boilers. ($50m)

KAWERAU GEOTHERMAL TENDER

Tender submission for an international consortium tendering for the turnkey supply of a geothermal power plant under FIDIC Plant & Design-Build 1999.
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Utilities


WESTERN POWER ALLIANCE

Alliance agreement between Western Power and an unincorporated JV (Tenix and Downer EDI) to deliver WP’s transmission and distribution network capital works program over 5 years. (>$200m est.)

SPI (GPU) POWERNET

Partnering agreement between ALSTOM and SPI for the management of SPI’s Victorian power distribution network.

ROWVILLE SUBSTATION

EPC contract for ALSTOM to design, supply and install a 500Kv substation for the Victorian Power Exchange in a consortium with Eastern Energy and Enetech.

TELSTRA ACCESS NETWORK SERVICES

Contracts for an incorporated JV (ALSTOM, John Holland and SKM) to perform optical fibre cable installation, access renewal and new estates work for Telstra.  


 

Contract Experience


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Construction


LANE COVE TUNNEL

D&C contract between ALSTOM and Thiess Holland JV for electrical, mechanical, control, communication and fire systems. ($120m)

M5 EAST

D&C contract between ALSTOM and Baulderstone Hornibrook Bilfinger + Berger JV for electrical, mechanical, control, communication and fire systems, together with 10 year maintenance and repair contract.  ($140m)

EASTERN DISTRIBUTOR TUNNEL

D&C contract with Leighton for the design and supply of electrical, mechanical, control, communication and fire systems. 

PARRAMATTA RAIL LINK

D&C contract between ALSTOM and Thiess Hochtief JV for overhead wiring, signaling, traction supply, electrical, mechanical, control systems. ($190m)

KESTREL MINE EXTENSION

Contract for the construction of accommodation village civil infrastructure and site services for Rio Tinto. ($12.5m)

PEAK DOWNS MINE 2S SERVICE BAY

Contract for the construction of heavy vehicle service facilities for BM Alliance Coal Operations. ($11m)
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Equipment


KARRATHA LIFE EXTENSION PROJECT

Negotiation of contract with WorleyParsons (on behalf of Woodside Energy) for the supply of power and distribution transformers for the upgrade of the electrical distribution system at Karratha.

FOURTH GENERATION TRAIN

Contract with Downer EDI to design, supply and maintain traction packages and train operating systems for the 4th Generation Train for the Sydney Metro. (>$100m)

ROWVILLE SUBSTATION

EPC contract for ALSTOM to design, supply and install a 500Kv substation for the Victorian Power Exchange in a consortium with Eastern Energy and Enetech.

DEPT. OF DEFENCE - HUET FACILITY

HC-1 2003 contract for the construction of a helicopter underwater escape training (HUET) facility at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, WA.

JOUNAMA POWER STATION

EPC contract for ALSTOM to design, supply and install a 14.4MW hydro power station for Snowy Hydro.

BLUEWATERS POWER STATION

Contract for ALSTOM to supply the steam turbine and generator set for a 208 MW coal fired facility under terms based on FIDIC EPC/Turnkey 1999

VALES POINT POWER STATION

EPC contract between ALSTOM and Delta Electricity for the design, supply and installation of filter flue gas cleaning plant and ID fans for two 660MW boilers. ($50m)
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Services


TELSTRA ACCESS NETWORK SERVICES

Contracts for an incorporated JV (ALSTOM, John Holland and SKM) to perform optical fibre cable installation, access renewal and new estates work for Telstra.

TRANZ RAIL MOTIVE POWER

7 year maintenance agreement for Tranz Rail’s New Zealand locomotive and wagon fleet involving KPI based payment regime, availability and return condition guarantees, and transfer of maintenance sites, staff and inventory. (NZ$200m)  

BLACKWATER MINE MAINTENANCE

Contract to maintain diesel powered equipment, water treatment plant and other facilities for BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.

SPI (GPU) POWERNET

Partnering agreement between ALSTOM and SPI for the management of SPI’s Victorian power distribution network.
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Professional services


NORTHCONNEX

Agreement for an unincorporated JV of three consultants to provide detailed design and construction phase services to one of the consortia bidding for the $2.6bn D&C contract.

NORTH WEST RAIL LINK

Agreement for detailed design and construction phase services between a JV of two consultants and one of the bidders for the $340m NWRL Stage 2 Surface and Viaduct Civil Works package.

CLIFFS NICKEL PROJECT

Agreement for Downer EDI to provide EPCM Services ($80m) to develop mine infrastructure for BHP Billiton Nickel West.

NELSON POINT DEVELOPMENT

Agreement for BHP Engineering (now Hatch) to provide engineering management services for the supply, erection and commissioning of a $200m iron ore stacker-reclaimer for BHP.

CHATSWOOD INTERCHANGE

Agreement for CMPS (now GHD) to provide engineering, design and supervision services for all civil, structural, mech.-elec. and HVAC elements for the original Chatswood rail-bus interchange.

M4 MOTORWAY

Agreement for design and engineering management for the M4 toll road for Statewide Roads.
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Collaboration


RELIANCE RAIL MAINTENANCE FACILITY

Consortium agreement between Downer EDI and John Holland for the construction of the Auburn maintenance facility for the NSW Rolling Stock PPP. ($140m)

WESTERN POWER ALLIANCE

Alliance agreement between Western Power and an unincorporated JV (Tenix and Downer EDI) to deliver a transmission and distribution network capital works program over 5 years. (>$200m est.)

REGIONAL FAST RAIL

Unincorporated (integrated) joint venture between ALSTOM and Thiess to upgrade the Geelong and Ballarat rail corridor infrastructure for the Victorian DOI.

RAIL FLEET SERVICES LIMITED

Incorporated joint venture between ALSTOM and Rail Services Australia to take over RSA’s rolling stock maintenance operations at Chullora involving shareholders agreement, management agreement, asset sale agreement, 25 year lease, transfer of employees and ongoing services agreement.

INFRATEK JV

Incorporated JV between ALSTOM, John Holland and SKM to execute optical fibre cable installation, access renewal and new estates work for Telstra.

WORSLEY ALUMINA PRE-BID

Agreement between ALSTOM and Alinta Power to jointly offer to engineer, procure and construct on a turnkey basis a GT13E2 cogeneration plant for Worsley.