Whakatane to Gisborne
Distance: 220 km
Scope: Installation of 220km of 48 count fibre passing through 7 way multi duct using RBI Infrastructure, including 21 river crossings, 32 fibre optic joint pits, and three rural school connections.
Connect 8 Role: Design, build, and project management
Towns Connected: Whakatane, Ruatoria, Gisbourne.
Duration: 9 months
Notable achievements: Achieving a safe installation of the works through rugged terrain, including 144 separate known and reported slip areas where geotechnical stability measures had to be incorporated into the works.