John Holland Group

The John Holland Group is a construction, tunnelling, rail, building and services provider with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East. Headquartered in Melbourne, it is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction.

John Holland
IndustryConstruction
Founded1949
FounderJohn Holland
Headquarters,
Australia
Area served
Australia
New Zealand
South East Asia
Key people
Joe Barr (CEO)
Revenue$4.2 billion (2018)
$88 million (2018)
ParentChina Communications Construction
Websitewww.johnholland.com.au

HistoryEdit

The company was founded in 1949 by John Holland.[1] In 1991 the business was purchased by Janet Holmes à Court's Heytesbury Pty Ltd. In 2000, Leighton Holdings bought a 70% stake in the company, this was increased to 99% in 2004 and 100% in December 2007.[2] In December 2002, the construction assets of Transfield Holdings were acquired.[3][4]

In November 2012, John Holland Tunnelling was awarded the International Tunnelling Contractor of the Year, for the Northern Sewerage Project in Melbourne.[5]

In December 2014, Leighton Holdings agreed terms with China Communications Construction to sell John Holland.[6][7][8] The transaction was completed in April 2015 after the Federal Government approved the sale.[9]

Major projectsEdit

Major projects include:

RailEdit

As part of the consortium selected to build the Alice Springs to Darwin railway line, John Holland took a 7.5% shareholding in the Asia Pacific Transport Consortium in 2000.[47] John Holland has interests in Metro Trains Melbourne and Metro Trains Sydney that operate the Melbourne suburban train network and Sydney Metro respectively.[48][49]

In January 2012, John Holland commenced the operation and maintenance of the New South Wales Regional Network under a ten-year contract with Transport for NSW, comprising 2,400 route kilometres of operational passenger and freight rail lines and 3,100 route kilometres of non-operational lines.[50][51]

In April 2019, John Holland commenced the operation and maintenance of the Canberra Light Rail through its Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) joint venture.[52][53] In July 2020, John Holland became responsible for maintenance of the Glenelg tram line in Adelaide as part of the Torrens Connect consortium.[54][55]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia's Honours". 1973. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Australia's Leighton acquires 70% in John Holland". Asia Times. 25 January 2000. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  3. ^ John Holland acquires TRansfield's construction business Leighton Holdings 12 December 2002
  4. ^ Leighton to buy Transfield Constructions Australian Financial Review 13 December 2002
  5. ^ "John Holland Tunnelling wins International Award". Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  6. ^ John Holland to be acquired by Chinese Communications Construction Company Archived 19 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine John Holland 12 September 2014
  7. ^ John Holland Purchase Brings First Large Chinese Construction Company To Oz Business Review Australia
  8. ^ Leighton to Sell John Holland Unit to Chinese Construction Company Wall Street Journal 11 December 2014
  9. ^ "Australia approves sale of construction firm John Holland to China". BBC News. 8 April 2015.
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  15. ^ "Wivenhoe Power Station: Official Opening" (PDF). Queensland Flood Commission. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Bruce Stadium & National Indoor Stadium Precinct / National Athletics Stadium & National Indoor Sports & Training Centre" (PDF). Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter: Register of Significant Architecture. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  17. ^ "John Holland: Builder whose works spanned a nation". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  18. ^ "25 Years on: Calling on Parliament House constructors". Indesign Live. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  19. ^ "The Dream Becomes Reality". Western Roads: Official Journal of the Main Roads Department, Western Australia. Perth, Western Australia: Main Roads Department. 15 (1): 1. March 1990.
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  24. ^ "Eleanor Schonell Bridge". Systra IBT. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  25. ^ "OPAL multi-purpose reactor". Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  26. ^ "Workcover blames construction bungles for tunnel collapse". Sydney Morning Herald. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  27. ^ "Contract signed for rail project's 70km 'backbone'". Public Transport Authority, Government of Western Australia. 23 May 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  28. ^ "Who's involved?". Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  29. ^ "Airport flyover to finish early". Brisbane Times. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  30. ^ "Airport link and Northern Busway" (PDF). ANCR. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  31. ^ CityNorth Infrastructure, Delivering the Projects Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  32. ^ "John Holland to construct $812 million South Road Superway". Construction and Maintenance. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  33. ^ "John Holland awarded Sydney light rail extension contract". Railway Gazette International. 7 June 2012.
  34. ^ "$550 million South West Sydney Rail Link contract awarded". Archived from the original on 2 March 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  35. ^ City - Maribyrnong River Regional Rail Link, Retrieved 4 January 2020
  36. ^ "Leighton Awarded SIL (E) Contracts". Tunneling Journal. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  37. ^ "Ravenhall Correctional Centre" (PDF). ANCR. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  38. ^ "Getting on with the job: $1.15 billion Tunnelling Contract on North West Rail Link". Transport for News South Wales. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  39. ^ "Leighton team scoops $2.7bn Sydney motorway". Construction Index. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  40. ^ "Financial close reached for Canberra metro rail project". Infra PPP World. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  41. ^ "John Holland and CPB Contractors JV to build Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel Project". Global Construction. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  42. ^ "John Holland to build biggest hospital in South Australia". Construction Global. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  43. ^ "The big dig: New Harbour Metro crossing underway". Sydney Metro. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  44. ^ "Sydney Football Stadium cost blows out by $99 million as government signs new deal". The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  45. ^ "Cimic Group wins rail and road contracts in Melbourne worth more than $600m". Global Construction Review. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  46. ^ "Metro Tunnel PPP Project Summary" (PDF). Government of Victoria. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  47. ^ John Holland set to share in $1.2bn Alice Springs-Darwin Rail Project Leighton Holdings 18 October 2000
  48. ^ John Holland Joint Venture Awarded New 7-Year Contract To Operate And Maintain Melbourne’s Metro Trains John Holland 12 September 2017
  49. ^ Sydney Metro Trains Facility Engineers Australia
  50. ^ "Country Rail Contracts". NSW Government. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  51. ^ John Holland takes over NSW country regional rail network Track & Signal issue 16/2 May 2012 page 8
  52. ^ "Capital Metro Contract Summary" (PDF). Transport Canberra and City Services. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  53. ^ "Corrs Advises Pacific Partnerships And John Holland On Canberra's Light Rail Project". Corrs Chambers Westgarth Laweyers. 24 February 2016. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  54. ^ Adelaide Bus and Public Transport Contracts Announced Australasian Bus & Coach 10 March 2020
  55. ^ UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams Metro Report International 12 March 2020

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