When you’ve worked on development projects in one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand for over 70 years, you’ve obviously worked for a lot of clients. But what is important to Cheal isn’t so much who calls us, it’s who keeps calling us back. Repeat business means we did it right the first time, and the second, and the third, and the thirty third.

Whether for design, CAD, engineering, planning, surveying or health and safety services, Cheal has a unique combination of capabilities for the biggest and most complicated projects, with the personalised service of your local business owner.

Johan Ehlers | Director INFĪR

“We have collaborated with Cheal on a number of projects over a period of more than three years. They have always been easy to work with and have gone the extra mile to meet deadlines more than once. The quality of their work is very good and their civil, geotechnical and survey capabilities have been very useful for the subdivision designs we worked on together. We value our relationship with Cheal and look forward to many more projects with them.”

Warwick Robins | Project Engineer & Manager TrustPower Ltd

“I am very happy with the civil design delivered by Cheal on the slope stability and new road access down to our penstock foundations. It has allowed us to try different construction alternatives on the computer before selecting the optimum for tendering. More importantly, the survey scan has delivered three potential other benefits that will be utilised by TrustPower Ltd:

  • Planning and design of future maintenance to the other power station assets such as stormwater control, building repairs and condition enhancements;
  • The information will be added to our GIS database of Motukawa Power Station for easy access by our asset managers and designers;
  • The delivered 3D “fly over” view of the Motukawa Power Station will be a valuable and practical aid in our presentations to management and to conferences on our existing assets.”

David Southcombe | Taupo Heights Development Ltd

“…Cheal have been professional from the outset with their skills in land development and planning and worked closely with me as a team to achieve resource consent. I can’t speak highly enough of their commitment and energy into helping achieve a good outcome.

With this being an out-of-town project for me, I have relied heavily on Cheal, who are clearly well known and respected in Taupo with excellent local relationships. This has certainly helped smooth the path for my development….”

Paul Ware | Geothermal Generation Manager Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power has engaged Cheal since 2004 to provide professional expertise in civil design and contract management, geotech investigations, reporting and construction setout and precise level monitoring. These activities have been for all of Mighty River Power’s drilling programme to ensure accurate and timely delivery before the drilling rig reached each site.

Cheal was engaged as part of that project to design and manage the construction of each drilling pad, water supply from the Waikato River and remediation when finished. Cheal brought expertise and technical ability to the Nga Awa Purua project, and built strong working relationships with our internal team.

The company provided competent and professional project management, which supported us to complete the Nga Awa Purua geothermal station within our timeframe and budget”

Hagen Hole | Principal | Geothermal Consultants Limited

I have been involved with Cheal through my company, Geothermal Consultants New Zealand Ltd while working for Ngati Tuwharetoa Geothermal Assets Ltd in Kawerau, New Zealand. Cheal’s role included geotechnical investigations and pad design on highly unsuitable land.

Cheal is well known to me over many years that I have been involved in the geothermal industry and they have always produced results in a timely and cost effective way with respect to the drilling and geotechnical programs.

Cheal’s strengths include excellent technical ability, sound advice and building strong working relationships with clients by communicating regularly on work progress. They work well for their clients in all situations and have an excellent understanding of the Geothermal industry in particular bore fields and geotechnical investigations which are required to set a safe and stable platform for successful geothermal exploration programs.

Graham Williams | LINZ Technical Leader Abilities | Crown Property Management

Land Information New Zealand commissioned Cheal to undertake a full engineering report and provide option drawings for the diversion of the Hangarito Stream at Turangi.

The services provided for the management of this project have been first class. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending the services of Cheal to others.

The companys strong traits include excellent technical ability, sound advice and building strong working relationships with clients by communicating regularly on work progress.

It has been a pleasure to work with Cheals staff during the Hangarito Stream Diversion project. The work completed has been of a very high standard and is always timely. The company works well for its client in all situations and have a good understanding and keep on top of the project.

Bruce Hodgson | Project Manager | Mighty River Power

Cheal have provided professional services for health and safety, civil, surveying, geotech and project management in the development of Mighty River Power’s geothermal site at Ngatamariki, 15 kilometres north of Taupo, New Zealand.

In all of the above professional services, Cheal have met and exceeded Mighty River Power’s service agreements. Cheal Consultant’s ability to respond to Mighty River Power’s challenging site needs, seven days a week and on call, has been exceptional. Their ability to adapt to Mighty River Power’s business ways and systems has allowed Mighty River Power to discharge many of its services previously the sole domain of Mighty River Power

Cheal have engaged many Contractors on behalf of Mighty River Power. While these contractors have been contracted separately to Mighty River Power, Cheal have developed and managed a cohesive construction team supporting site services to our drilling and testing rigs, minimizing downtime and subsequent costs. I would recommend Cheal as a client representative knowing that at all times, your interests will be well looked after.

Dave Mazey | General Manager | Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd has used the professional services of Cheal for many years in the field of civil engineering, surveying and resource planning. We have dealt extensively with the Senior Director, Phil Battersby, who has a passion for the outdoors and a commitment to sustainable development. We also utilise the services of a number of other Cheal staff and have been extremely satisfied with their professional expertise. Our consultation is mainly done in house because of the delicate nature of the relationships upon which our applications for works in the Tongariro National Park, which is a World Heritage Site, depend upon. However as needs arise we do not hesitate to use Cheal for stakeholder negotiations, they are well respected within the community. I am aware that Cheal works on a number of projects which requires extensive consultation with the Department of Conservation and Ruapehu District Council. To my knowledge these organisations have been very satisfied with their work and communication skills.

Vince Udy | Senior Resource Officer | Environment Waikato

Over the previous twenty years I have participated in a working relationship with the management staff of Cheal in the Taupo District.

During this time frame Cheal has demonstrated a high standard of professional conduct when managing client projects involving process and procedures of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The consultation process required by the Resource Management Act has consistently been carried out with stake holders and effected parties to an excellent standard.

Similarly projects managed by Cheal are administered to ensure compliance with the regulatory authority requirements and achieve the necessary environmental performance standards.