The Koniambo Nickel Wharf was a significant project for Smithbridge, as it marked the success of another large scale wharf project. The project showcases Smithbridge's abilities in wharf construction, and also experience on intercultural projects. The €36 million job was completed in August 2010.
In 2000, Smithbridge Group (then operating as McConnell Smith) completed the NZ$22m acclaimed Otira Viaduct. The bridge was constructed along the fault line running centrally down the South Island, therefore required something of an engineering feat to ensure its stability in inevitable tectonic movement. The bridge was widely commended in New Zealand, and received the Caltex Construction Award in 2000. The bridge demonstrates Smithbridge’s unique abilities to work in technically difficult circumstances, unpredictable climatic conditions and environmentally sensitive areas.
Temporary Piled access bridges for construction work over water have been the foundation tool for much of the Smithbridge Group success.
The Kwinana Outfall Project showcases Smithbridge's expertise in outfall construction. As principal contractor, Smithbridge completed the $10 million job in 2007.
The Woody Point Jetty demonstrates Smithbridge Australia's ability to construct architectually designed marine structures and still provide an economical engineering solution.
The construction of the Tauranga Marina demonstrates Smithbridge's expertise in constructing highly functional yet visually appealling marinas. The Tauranga Marina has become a well known icon for the fast growing city.
Smithbridge is affiliated with Universal Cranes Pty Ltd, with branches in Brisbane, Ballina, Sunshine Coast and Townsville. Universal Cranes has an extensive crane and construction equipment fleet, including tower cranes, trucks, mini cranes and trailers. For more information, see the Universal Cranes website.
Rocky Mountain Precast
Rocky Mountain Precast LLC was acquired in 2000 with the Smithbridge Group as a 100% owned subsidiary company. It is now a 60% owned subsidiary with the general manager (Tim Wendon) and the operations manager (Chris Rabbets) each owning a 20% holding.
Rocky Mountain Precast is a fully staffed and equipped fabricator / manufacturer of quality precast / prestressed concrete products located on Guam. The plant produces a full line of structural and architectural precast products. The facility includes certified stressing equipment, quality control equipment, and a wide variety of steel forms, including flat tables for precast and prestressed walls and planks, as well as double tee, beam, column, pole, and bridge girder forms. The yard is an open facility and is serviced with four rubber tyre straddle carriers.
Smithbridge Quarry is located in Yigo on Guam and produces some of the best quarry products on island. We produce a range of materials from Hammermill sand through to Revetment rock. Smithbridge Guam's quarry crew is trained and qualified blasting experts.
Over recent years Smithbridge has grown the size and complexity of the Mechanical jobs being undertaken.
One of the company's greatest assets is the ability to complete civil and mechanical activities conjointly. Having technical capability in these two areas of construction gives Smithbridge an edge over many other companies.