Fulton Hogan will be busy over the next year connecting Fijian communities on the islands of Viti Levu and Ovalau.
Having earned its stripes working with the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) on improving the country’s road network, Fulton Hogan’s quality-focused teams are further making their mark, connecting communities through bridges on these islands.
Civil North Regional Manager Graeme Johnson says the work involves design and construction of six bridges for the FRA.
“The project is currently in the design phase and construction is expected to start in April next year and take 18 months to complete,” he said.
Fulton Hogan first carried out project work in Fiji in the 1980s, resurfacing Nadi International Airport. They then celebrated their 80th year in business by opening a permanent base in Fiji as part of a joint venture contract maintaining Fiji’s road network.
“Fulton Hogan’s existing operations have been putting in place the transport infrastructure that is helping achieve a better connected network in the Northern, Eastern and Central regions of the country,” said Graeme.
“The new bridges will connect the communities in previously hard to reach areas across the island and improve access to basic services like shops, schools and hospitals,” he said.
“Our bridge-building abilities complement our road construction expertise and is a good extension of the work we’re already doing there,” he said.
With a team of 200 employees, which includes over 180 local staff, Fulton Hogan currently maintains two thirds of Fiji’s road network, including 250km of sealed roads and 1,400km of unsealed roads.
“Our client FRA is committed to improving transport in Fiji to ensure essential access for communities to public transport and services.” he said.