Aurecon is an engineering, management, design, planning, project management, consulting and advisory company based in Australia, Middle East, New Zealand, South East Asia and South Africa.


Formed through the merger of three engineering consultancies, Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand, Aurecon has over 7500 staff members. The company operates in 28 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Africon was formed in 1935. The original business, Van Wyk en Louw Consulting, grew as one of the 'top 5' engineering consulting firms under apartheid, winning lucrative government contracts including management of 'townships' before changing its name to Africon during South Africa's transformation to democracy. At the time of the merger, Africon was ranked amongst the world’s top 200 international design firms and was South Africa’s largest engineering company. The organisation operated in both the public and private sectors within the fields of transportation, property, municipal services, energy and mining. Connell Wagner was one of Asia Pacific’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies, with a history spanning more than 75 years. The firm provided a broad range of professional technical services across several market sectors, namely buildings, industrial, transportation, urban development, water, international development, environment, energy, telecommunications and defence. Established in 1935, Ninham Shand was one of South Africa’s leading, privately owned companies of consulting engineers and environmental scientists. The organisation offered consulting services in areas including water resources and supply, heavy engineering, purification, infrastructure services, structures and buildings, transportation and roads, and environmental science.

Notable projects

The company delivers project design and management across twelve markets. They are built environment, construction, data and telecommunications, defence, energy, government, international development assistance, manufacturing, resources, transport and water.

Major projects in Asia

*Waigani National Courts Complex, Papua New Guinea *City of Dreams Casino, Macau *Chek Lap Kok, Passenger Terminal Building Hong Kong Airport, Hong Kong *Fusionopolis, Singapore *Pha Lai 2 Power Station, Vietnam *Landmark 81, Vietnam *Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program, East Timor *The Sail at Marina Bay, Singapore

Major projects in Australia/New Zealand

*Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane *Sunshine Coast University Hospital *West Gate Tunnel, Melbourne *Caulfield to Dandenong line Level Crossing Removal Project, Melbourne *Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Hay Point *Eden Park Stadium, Auckland *Eureka Tower, Melbourne *Bendigo Bank Headquarters, Victoria *Huntly e3p Combined Cycle Power Station, Huntly *Luggage Point Water Treatment Plant, Queensland *Melbourne Cricket Ground *Northern Busway, Auckland *Optus Earth Satellite Station, Regency Park, South Australia *Adelaide Entertainment Centre redevelopment *Adelaide Festival Centre expansion *Kogan Creek Solar Boost Project *Te Puni Village, Victoria University of Wellington

Major projects in the Middle East

*Madinat Jumeirah Arabian Leisure Resort Development, United Arab Emirates *The Palm Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *Qatar Science and Technology Park, Qatar *Motiongate Theme Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates *Doha Oasis Theme Park, Qatar

Major projects in Africa

*Berg Water Project, South Africa *Department of International Relations and Cooperation Building, South Africa *Maguga Dam and Maguga Hydroelectric Project, Swaziland *N2 Garden Route, South Africa *Nova Vida Housing Development, Angola *O R Tambo International Airport, South Africa *Peter Mokaba Stadium, South Africa *Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, South Africa *New Bugesera International Airport, Rwanda

Associated companies


Engineering and technical services

*Mechanical engineering *Electrical engineering *Civil engineering *Structural engineering *Process / Chemical engineering *Project management *Surveying *Geotechnical engineering *Metallurgical / Material science *Environmental engineering *Environmental consulting, planning and approvals *Mathematics / Statistics *Transportation planning



External links

Aurecon Official Website
Category:Engineering consulting firms Category:South African companies established in 2009 Category:Construction and civil engineering companies of South Africa Category:Construction and civil engineering companies of Australia Category:Construction and civil engineering companies established in 2009 Category:Australian companies established in 2009