Eastern Corridor Project
Distance: 660 km
Scope: Installation of 600km of 60 count fibre cable, 60km of 96 count fibre cable, 900km of 32 mm duct and 24 km of 63mm duct, including 125 river crossings, building 7 point of presence bunkers, and Installation of 150 fibre optic joint pits
Connect 8 Role: Design, build, and project management
Towns Connected: Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier, Hastings, Dannevirke, Pahiatua Masterton, Featherson and Upper Hutt
Duration: 11.5 months
Partners: Transpower NZ, Mighty River Power, Vodafone NZ, Telecom NZ, Ontrack (Kiwirail), Citylink, Unison and Inspire Net.
Notable achievements: Installing 8.8 km of fibre cable through Rimutaka tunnel -NZ’s second longest rail tunnel between Upper Hutt and Featherston.