Menard Oceania Celebrates New Year Milestone with Successful Completion of Ground Work for Sydney Metro’s Waterloo Station

Ground Improvement crane used for rock anchors being removed from ground improvement site after successful installation of 917 Rock Anchors

Leading design and construction geotechnical specialist Menard Oceania has reason to celebrate this month, successfully installing their 917th rock anchor and bolt, marking the completion of ground improvement work for Sydney Metro’s new Waterloo station. The Menard Waterloo project team, led by Kev Doyle, were also on hand to oversee the successful uplift of its cranes from the Waterloo Station site.

The ground engineering team from Menard was extremely proud to have been appointed to work on this large scale infrastructure project by tunnel and station excavation contractor, JHCPBG (John Holland, CPB, Ghella).

Menard ground engineering team

This project completion marks another key milestone completed for Sydney Metro’s rail extension and the Menard ground improvement team worked hard to complete this project in just seven months, having commenced September 2018.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is extending the metro network from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD, and west to Bankstown. JHCPBG is building the 15.5 kilometre long twin railway tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham and excavating six new metro stations.


Menard Oceania maintains an exceptional 45-year history in Australia offering design and construction geotechnical experience. Providing cost effective ground improvement solutions for some of Australia’s mid-to-large infrastructure and construction projects. Its recent completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade, Optus Stadium (Perth) and Melbourne’s Webb Dock Project are Menard’s largest CMC projects in Australia.

Menard Oceania is a part of Soletanche Freyssinet, a group of world leaders in soil, structural and nuclear engineering. This relationship further strengthens Menard’s ability to manage complex integrated problems and continue as the leader and pioneer of specialist geotechnical contracting.

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