Profile – Robert (Bob) Nelligan

Bob NelliganRobert (Bob) Nelligan

Managing Director
DDI: 09 489 6856
Mobile: 0274 955 275
After hours: 09 486 2545


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Auckland 1972
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Auckland 1982
  • Master of Engineering (Fire Engineering), Canterbury 2006
  • FIPENZ (Mechanical)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • International Professional Engineer (NZ)


  • Queens Medal
  • ACENZ Silver award of merit 1994
  • ACENZ Silver award of merit 1987


  • Mechanical and industrial
  • Fire engineering
  • Building services and health services engineering
  • Boilers & refrigeration
  • Contract documentation and project management
  • Accident & failure investigation for insurance and legal
  • Expert witness
  • Marine engineering
  • Food and chemical process design
  • Quality management

Typical Experience

Mechanical &
CHH– Evaluation of boiler operations
AEP Industries- Industrial plant and equipment
Pacific Lithium- Chemical and industrial plant, equipment, and consents
3M- Industrial plant and equipment
Auckland Drum Co- Industrial plant, equipment, and consents
AGPRO NZ Ltd- Chemical plant design and consents
Centillion Chemicals- Chemical and industrial plant, equipment, and consents
NZMP- Materials handling and HAZOP
Bridgecorp- Devonport Wharf structural and services review
Filtercorp- Dust collection systems
Marasumi- Log handling equipment modifications
Others- Pressure vessel desi
Building services, 
health services & 
fire engineeringBovis Lend Lease- St Andrews Hospital and Home (120 bed)

- Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton, theatre block upgrade
Copeland Associates

- Gillies Hospital Upgrade
ADHB- Upgrade of ultrasound suites and new angiography suite
Auckland Hospital
- Cytotoxic pharmacy
- Server rooms
- Bone marrow transplant recovery suites
- CSSD upgrade
Greenlane Hospital
- Cardio thoracic operating suite
- Dental clinic
- Server room
North Shore Hospice- New building and upgrades
Other- Anzac Apartments
- Christian Heritage Trust Pah Road Hospital
Tenancy fit out of Uniservices, Level 4 Symonds Street
- Somerville performing arts centre
- Tenancy fit out of Keystone Building
- Conversion of former 4-story factory for commercial

- Bag house fires
- Cold stores
- Boiler hydraulics
- LPG heaters
- Dust explosions
Accident and 
failure analysisRefrigeration- Refrigeration system failures
Marine & Heavy Vehicle- Fires
- Cargo lost overboard
- Propulsion and auxiliary failures
Property- Weather tight homes tribunal hearings
Accidents- Expert witness
- OSH prosecutions
- Mechanical failures