The repercussions of the Christchurch earthquake have drawn attention of people and businesses from all over. One of them in this line is Fulton Hogan, the Construction and Civil Engineering Contractor who is also laying its complete focus on the emergency work in this affected area. Also, the Company said that they have nothing to say over any monetary conclusions of the situation, as yet.
This earthquake was of the magnitude 7.1, and had struck on Saturday at 4:35 a.m. This privately owned Company was one of the first ones to respond to this earthquake, as it has prevalent contracts with both the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
The two chief industrial Companies of New Zealand are now assessing the upshots of this calamity on their trade. It was at Penrose that the Fletcher Building executives had a meeting; and the employees at Christchurch-headquartered civil Contractor Fulton Hogan congregated at the Harewood base.
Fulton Hogan has a workforce of about 5500 people and the Company supplies for services of roads, quarrying, civil contracting, rail, and infrastructure maintenance and land development zones.
Bill Perry, Fulton Hogan’s New Zealand Contracting Chief Executive said that this earthquake had become a great tragedy for Christchurch, and it has significantly affected the staff, on the whole.
Perry added, “We were on the ground within half an hour of the earthquake and had people at the airport assessing the runway within an hour or two”.