In 2017, ACCIONA reached an agreement to acquire the Geotech Group (Geotech). The deal builds upon ACCIONA Construction and Geotech’s complementary businesses, and creates a platform for growth that can respond to the sizeable demand for infrastructure in the Australian market, estimated at AUD$125 billion over the next decade.
The investment sees the formation of a new company, ACCIONA Geotech Holding, bringing together ACCIONA’s future construction pipeline in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, and the Geotech Group of companies. The new group is majority owned by ACCIONA Infrastructure Asia Pacific and headquartered in Victoria.
ACCIONA Geotech is one of Australia’s most trusted and diverse engineering and construction contracting companies. Established in 1972, the group has won a reputation as a leading provider of technically complex, specialist construction services in ground engineering, mechanical engineering and all things rail.
The group consists of four specialist business units: ACCIONA Construction Australia (major construction and infrastructure projects in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia); Geotechnical Engineering (ground engineering for the building industry; specialist ground engineering works for the infrastructure sector; dams and other water infrastructure projects; and general civil infrastructure); Coleman Rail (a specialist in both light and heavy rail and associated rail infrastructure); and John Beever Australia (a specialist in structural, mechanical, piping and electrical engineering).
The group has a long history of providing cost-effective solutions and delivering projects on time and within budget, whether as a head contractor or in a specialist subcontracting role. ACCIONA Geotech employ our highly-skilled staff directly, a fact that sees us self-perform wherever possible. The group has a genuine commitment to the health and safety of all employees, encapsulated in our Be Safe. Home Safe. and Directors' Safety Charter initiatives.
Operating nationally, the group’s headquarters is in Melbourne where we have offices and extensive workshop facilities for the maintenance and development of the specialised plant and equipment required for our operations. Other offices are established in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
ACCIONA Group has been a JV partner on some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects including the Victorian Regional Rail Link project, Preston Tram Depot Redevelopment, Adelaide Metro Rail Network project, the Glenelg to Adelaide Tram Line, and the Warragamba Dam project. Current projects include Melbourne Quarter, various Level Crossings Removal projects, Sydney Light Rail, Southland Station, Caroline Springs Station, Forrestfield-Airport Link, Parramatta Rd Vent Shaft Facility, Darebin Yarra Trail Link Bridges, Boral Deer Park Quarry Plant and Wallen St Bridge Strengthening.