Opus International Consultants (Opus) reported a mixed performance for the first six months of 2016 with continuing difficult economic conditions, particularly in Canada and Australia, and weaker margins in New Zealand. In the Half Year ending 30 June, revenue was $236.8m, down 7.4%, and underlying operating earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were $2.5m, down 78.7%.
Close collaboration between Opus, the NZ Transport Agency and Waikato-Tainui led to the development of the Waikato-Tainui Mitigation Plan. This has resulted in the establishment of protocols and measures to address potential cultural and environmental effects throughout the construction and operation of the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway. It sets a new benchmark for addressing cultural impacts, with a shift in focus from effects mitigation to seizing an opportunity for Iwi to reconnect with lost whakapapa and heritage.
Global infrastructure company Opus International Consultants (Opus), has been named Company of the Year by the New Civil Engineer (NCE) at this year’s NCE100 Awards in London.
Overall, Group revenue and EBIT were down but EBIT in New Zealand increased strongly, by 29%, reflecting reasonable economic conditions and a strong focus over recent years on performance improvement. UK EBIT also rose, by 133% to an all-time high. In contrast there were reductions in Canada and Australia, reflecting the difficult economic conditions and the sharp fall in oil and gas prices and resource prices generally.
Opus International Consultants delivered a much improved New Zealand and United Kingdom performance in 2015 but the Group result was impacted by poor economic conditions in Canada and Australia.
Global infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants (Opus) has appointed Katie Mills in the role of General Manager Marketing and Communications.
Global infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants (Opus) has appointed Ingrid Shannon-Smith to their Executive Leadership Team in the role of Director, People & Technical Capital and Strategy.
Gary Chalmers, a civil engineer from infrastructure consultancy Opus International Consultants (Opus), has become the first New Zealander to receive the prestigious International Medal from the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) received two honours at the 2015 NZ Transport Agency GEM awards for its Health & Safety and Environmental work.
Opus' building structures team snapped up another award for their work on Trimble Navigation Ltd's offices in the NZ Wood awards.