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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

  • MANGERE SUBSTATIONSwitchyards & Substations

    MANGERE SUBSTATION

    Connell Contractors has been onsite at Mangere Substation since 2019. The construction of this electrical substation has been a technically challenging project due to the nature of the site, the ground grid application and its improvement requirements, and the ODID to bring the site to life. The construction of the new foundation pad for the […]

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  • TURITEA WIND FARMEnergy

    TURITEA WIND FARM

    Connell Contractors is proud to be part of New Zealand’s largest windfarm development. Turitea Wind Farm is set to be home to 27 consented turbines, to create a 222MW, producing 840GWh.  This full-scale development was developed to introduce new sustainable, low emissions future by making more renewable energy sources available to meet the demand projections […]

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  • EDGECUMBE SUBSTATIONSwitchyards & Substations

    EDGECUMBE SUBSTATION

    Connell Contractors were engaged to secure the footings for a new transformer and oil containment tank at Edgecumbe Substation in the Bay of Plenty. Operating in a known earthquake-prone region, the groundwork prior to the construction of the foundations required significant stabilisation underneath the transformer. Adding to the challenge for the team operating at Edgecumbe, […]

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    Edgecumbe T4 transformer
  • KAPUNI SOLAR FARMRenewable Energy

    KAPUNI SOLAR FARM

    While relatively small, this project was of large significance to Connell Contractors, seeking to grow in the renewable energy sector. The Kapuni project joins another substantial ‘green’ hydrogen energy initiative being investigated in the area. Connell Contractors completed the initial groundwork, constructing the foundations for the solar project and trenching for all associated cables for […]

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  • STRATFORD SUBSTATIONSwitchyards & Substations

    STRATFORD SUBSTATION

    Although this extension was straight-forward in comparison to the main contract it still had its challenges. These included drilling under the Avalon Drain and negotiating the newly installed services within the subdivision. The Connell Contractors’ team was lucky enough, on this stage, to be able to weld the pipe within the subdivision and have room […]

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    STRATFORD SUBSTATION
More Projects

Recent Projects

MANGERE SUBSTATION Switchyards & Substations

Connell Contractors has been onsite at Mangere Substation since 2019. The construction of this electrical substation has been a technically challenging project due to the nature of the site, the ground grid application and its improvement requirements, and the ODID to bring the site to life. The construction of the new foundation pad for the […]

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TURITEA WIND FARM Energy

Connell Contractors is proud to be part of New Zealand’s largest windfarm development. Turitea Wind Farm is set to be home to 27 consented turbines, to create a 222MW, producing 840GWh.  This full-scale development was developed to introduce new sustainable, low emissions future by making more renewable energy sources available to meet the demand projections […]

Learn More

EDGECUMBE SUBSTATION Switchyards & Substations

Connell Contractors were engaged to secure the footings for a new transformer and oil containment tank at Edgecumbe Substation in the Bay of Plenty. Operating in a known earthquake-prone region, the groundwork prior to the construction of the foundations required significant stabilisation underneath the transformer. Adding to the challenge for the team operating at Edgecumbe, […]

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KAPUNI SOLAR FARM Renewable Energy

While relatively small, this project was of large significance to Connell Contractors, seeking to grow in the renewable energy sector. The Kapuni project joins another substantial ‘green’ hydrogen energy initiative being investigated in the area. Connell Contractors completed the initial groundwork, constructing the foundations for the solar project and trenching for all associated cables for […]

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STRATFORD SUBSTATION Switchyards & Substations

Although this extension was straight-forward in comparison to the main contract it still had its challenges. These included drilling under the Avalon Drain and negotiating the newly installed services within the subdivision. The Connell Contractors’ team was lucky enough, on this stage, to be able to weld the pipe within the subdivision and have room […]

Learn More