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Connell Contractors
Provide Award Winning
Civil Construction Solutions
Throughout New Zealand

Connell Contractors is an award winning, multi-disciplinary civil construction company operating throughout New Zealand from bases in Hamilton, Auckland and New Plymouth. We have been successfully delivering projects to our clients for over 35 years and have earned a reputation for market leading performance on a broad range of civil engineering projects.

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Construct your career with connell

We’re looking for the right people, to help us get the right results for our clients. Here at Connell, we’re a team of award-winning contractors, known for our civil construction projects across the Waikato, Wellington, Taranaki and Auckland regions. If you’re looking to build the foundations of your career, come and join the team at Connell.

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Recent Projects

  • Connell continues to help
    power New Zealand with
    greener energy
    Switchyards & Substations

    Connell continues to help
    power New Zealand with
    greener energy

    WAIKATO-BASED CONNELL CONTRACTORS IS CEMENTING ITS PLACE IN A GREENER FUTURE ASSISTING WITH A SECOND SOLAR FARM FOR NEW ENERGY, INFRATEC AND LOADSTONE ENERGY. Following the success of the Kaitaia Solar Farm, the 32MW Edgecumbe Solar Farm is poised to be a game-changer, providing clean energy to over 6,000 small businesses, farms, homes, and apartments […]

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  • Harapaki WindfarmEnergy

    Harapaki Windfarm

    We’re passionate about helping to pave the way for a cleaner, greener energy future in New Zealand. We were thrilled to be selected by Meridian Energy, Unison, Transpower and Omexom to deliver the civil and building works for Harapaki Windfarm Substations – New Zealand’s second largest windfarm. Located within the Maungaharuru Range in Hawke’s Bay, […]

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  • Poutu Intake and
    Tunnel Erosion Repair
    Energy

    Poutu Intake and
    Tunnel Erosion Repair

    The project, commissioned by Genesis Energy, involved repairing the Poutu intake within the Tongariro Hydro Scheme during a challenging six-week shutdown in early 2023. Connell Contractors’ CEO, Lester Foxall, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, emphasising the project’s complexities, including working within a tunnel, environmental preservation, intricate craneage requirements, and meeting tight deadlines. Significant health […]

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  • Hitachi STATCOM DRP BuildingSwitchyards & Substations

    Hitachi STATCOM DRP Building

    Hitachi Energy engaged Connell Contractors to provide civil and structural works for the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), to be delivered at the Transpower Hamilton substation. A STATCOM is a fast-acting device that increases power transfer capability, by enhancing voltage stability and maintaining a smooth voltage profile under different network conditions. The 150 Mvar STATCOM will […]

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  • HUNTLY BESSSwitchyards & Substations

    HUNTLY BESS

    Connell Contractors is proud to play an integral part of this groundbreaking BESS project in partnership with Infratec. Our team of experienced civil engineers continue to work tirelessly to ensure the successful construction of the battery site in Huntly. This will be New Zealand’s first utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) and the largest battery […]

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More Projects

Recent Projects

Connell continues to help
power New Zealand with
greener energy
Switchyards & Substations

WAIKATO-BASED CONNELL CONTRACTORS IS CEMENTING ITS PLACE IN A GREENER FUTURE ASSISTING WITH A SECOND SOLAR FARM FOR NEW ENERGY, INFRATEC AND LOADSTONE ENERGY. Following the success of the Kaitaia Solar Farm, the 32MW Edgecumbe Solar Farm is poised to be a game-changer, providing clean energy to over 6,000 small businesses, farms, homes, and apartments […]

Learn More

Harapaki Windfarm Energy

We’re passionate about helping to pave the way for a cleaner, greener energy future in New Zealand. We were thrilled to be selected by Meridian Energy, Unison, Transpower and Omexom to deliver the civil and building works for Harapaki Windfarm Substations – New Zealand’s second largest windfarm. Located within the Maungaharuru Range in Hawke’s Bay, […]

Learn More

Poutu Intake and
Tunnel Erosion Repair
Energy

The project, commissioned by Genesis Energy, involved repairing the Poutu intake within the Tongariro Hydro Scheme during a challenging six-week shutdown in early 2023. Connell Contractors’ CEO, Lester Foxall, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, emphasising the project’s complexities, including working within a tunnel, environmental preservation, intricate craneage requirements, and meeting tight deadlines. Significant health […]

Learn More

Hitachi STATCOM DRP Building Switchyards & Substations

Hitachi Energy engaged Connell Contractors to provide civil and structural works for the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), to be delivered at the Transpower Hamilton substation. A STATCOM is a fast-acting device that increases power transfer capability, by enhancing voltage stability and maintaining a smooth voltage profile under different network conditions. The 150 Mvar STATCOM will […]

Learn More

HUNTLY BESS Switchyards & Substations

Connell Contractors is proud to play an integral part of this groundbreaking BESS project in partnership with Infratec. Our team of experienced civil engineers continue to work tirelessly to ensure the successful construction of the battery site in Huntly. This will be New Zealand’s first utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) and the largest battery […]

Learn More