OHL Extends International Coverage to Five Continents
International construction, concessions, environment and development group, OHL (Obrascon Huarte Lain), for the first time in its century-old history, has extended its construction activity to a fifth continent with the awarding of its first contract in Australia.
In late 2011, OHL was awarded the contract to deliver a 44km section of the Peak Downs Highway, damaged in the 2011 Floods. The section between Moranbah and Mackay will be delivered in a 50:50 joint venture with Australian construction firm Golding Contractors.
OHL is one of the largest international concession and construction groups in the world with significant operations in 30 countries across all five continents. From its headquarters for Asia-Pacific in Brisbane, OHL aims to leverage new projects across road and railway infrastructure as today the company sits 7th in the world ranking delivering and operation transport infrastructure. Hospitals is another of OHL core sectors, with its extensive international experience, covering more than 6 million sqm built and providing capacity for more than 60,700 beds.
“Brisbane was our location of choice for our first permanent office in Oceania and it will serve as a key regional hub for OHL into the future,” said Ana Lopez-Tulloch, Commercial Country Manager, Australia for OHL.
“As one of the world’s largest concession and construction groups, OHL is excited by this new project and we see significant opportunities for our extensive expertise to be applied across Australia and the wider region,” said Lopez-Tulloch.
“Brisbane Marketing congratulates OHL on their first contract win since establishing their headquarters in Brisbane, and I welcome their strategy of partnering with established Queensland construction firm Golding Pty,” said Daniel Havas, Director - Investment Attraction at Brisbane Marketing.
OHL's first project in Australia could be closely followed by many more as it has been pre-selected, along with other companies, to opt for the reconstruction of other sections of the damaged highways in the regions of Fitzroy, South West Queensland, Central West Queensland and Mackay.
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