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1 May 2017 3:30 PM

LARGE-SCALE SOLAR INDUSTRY FORUM 2017The Large-scale Solar Industry Forum developed by the Clean Energy Council will be held in Brisbane on 11 May...

24 Mar 2017 12:27 PM

AUSTRALIAN CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2017 The Australian Clean Energy Summit is the premier and the most prestigious event helping to lead Australia'...

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WIND INDUSTRY FORUM 2017 The Clean Energy Council's annual Wind Industry Forum is Australia's premier technical event for the wind industry, a...

Hornsdale Wind Farm - South Australia
5 Jun 2016 3:48 PM

Client: CPP (Consolidated Power Projects)Project Type: Wind Farm Marais provided the installation of 53km of fiber optic, electric and earth c...

Bauma 2016
17 Apr 2016 3:29 PM

We are delighted to announce that we will be attending Bauma 2016, which will take place in Munich between 11th and 17th April 2016.  Followi...

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A Commitment to your Success

When you work with Marais Laying, you will have access to a dynamic group of people – all committed to your success. Together they have a wealth of expertise and experience to bring the most innovative and specialised trenching and cable laying solutions to the Australian and New Zealand marketplace.

Meet our team of experts

Our extensive industry experience means you’ll always be getting the very best people for the job. Learn more about their skills, knowledge and expertise as you meet our valued team.


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Managing Director

Managing Director, Gael Courcoux has extensive international experience in the telecommunications industry, covering construction management, project management, business development and general management. 

Since joining the Marais Group in 2007, he has successfully worked on fibre deployment throughout Europe, Africa and more recently Australia and New Zealand. 

Prior to this, Gael spent 15 years as Regional Manager for French construction company, VINCI where he built up considerable expertise in civil engineering and water treatment. He previously held the position of Managing Director for Marais-Lucas Technologies and has been focused on the Australia and New Zealand marketplace for Marais since 2009. 

He has extensive knowledge in the application of all Marais trenching technologies to successfully deliver major infrastructure networks for all key industry sectors across Australia and New Zealand. 

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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager, David Clement has over 13 years’ experience in business development and operations management with a strong exposure to international markets throughout his career within Oil&Gas, Water and infrastructure projects.

David thrive in an environment where his solution building skills are put to the test and his passion lies in applying learnings from different working cultures into strategic thinking.

Master in building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, he is an adept at networking and connecting people.                                                                                    

As Business Development Manager for the Australian marketplace, David has established during the last decade a reputation for his strong project analysis skills and ability to provide clients with innovative solutions.

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Financial Manager

Financial Manager, Julien Charton began working with the Marais Group back in 2013 as a Junior Cost Controller, where his expertise and considerable potential was soon recognised. 

He was quickly appointed to the position of Financial Manager for Marais Laying Technologies in April 2014 with direct responsibility for Marais’ corporate finance, cost control, IFRS accounting, business analysis and development as well as supply chain management. 

A passionate traveller, Julien completed a degree in Economics at the University of Dundee, Scotland before returning to France to complete a Masters in Corporate Finance at the highly regarded ESSCA Graduate School of Management. 

Julien is looking forward to new challenges in the Australia and New Zealand where he will be creating common financial, inventory and procedural platforms to deliver greater project efficiencies to Marais clients. 


Operations Manager

Operations Manager, Guy Maynard has over 35 years worldwide experience mainly in telecommunication and power project management.

Before joining Marais Group and being appointed Operation Manager in Marais Laying Technologies in Australia and New Zealand, Guy was Senior Project Manager in a French telecommunication company in charge of major full turnkey projects implementation in South Est Asia, Africa, South America, United States, Europe and China.

Human management oriented, Guy has capability to drive successfully multi-activity projects teams including design, civil works as well as cabling and commissioning. He also have a complete knowledge in application of Marais trenching technologies

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Raphael LAMBLE

Project Manager

Project Manager, Raphael Lamble is currently in charge of Renewable Energy Projects including wind farm and solar farm Australia wide. With his expertise, Raphael is responsible for site surveys, recruitment, on-site procurement, technical expertise, budget and program.

Civil & Building Engineering graduate from the Graduate School of Engineering Polytech Annecy-Chambery, Raphael joined Marais team in January 2016 after an exchange program at Loughborough University in England..

He has been in charge of Hornsdale Wind Farm Project since January 2016 and had the opportunities to expand his competencies managing solar farms and fibre optic network projects in parallel. Over the years, Raphael has acquired valuable relationship with stakeholders as well as officers.

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Project Manager

Project Manager, Adrien Merceron currently manages the FFTH (fibre-to-the-home) network project, New Zealand’s ultrafast broadband network rollout as part of his main role supervising all activities in the New Zealand marketplace. 

A Civil Engineering graduate from the esteemed ESTP University in Paris, Adrien then became an exchange student at Curtin University, Western Australia to complete his Masters degree (also in Civil Engineering).  

Throughout his career, Adrien has acquired valuable experience in construction and engineering, working with respected companies such as Guintoli SA, VINCI and Getelec TP. He joined Marais in June 2014, where he worked with the business development team, in charge of cost estimation, scheduling and site surveys. 

Adrien’s knowledge and experience are contributing factors to him quickly establishing a strong reputation with clients as a dynamic, solutions-oriented project manager. 

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Project Engineer

Project Engineer, Adrien Marteddu is the resident expert in Ultra Fast Broadband Projects with direct responsibility for the preparation, organisation and management of trenching, cable laying and reinstatement works for all key industry sectors in the New Zealand marketplace. 

Adrien is an excellent team leader who gets the most out of his teams to deliver efficient outcomes for Marais clients. 

He holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the renowned L’École d'Ingénieurs du CESI and prior to this completed an apprenticeship in Civil Engineering Project Management, with the support of international engineering company ASSYSTEM. 

Following his studies, Adrien travelled to New Zealand working on multiple sites where he built up a wealth of knowledge regarding construction methods in New Zealand. He has held his current position with Marais Laying New Zealand since August 2014.

Gareth EMENY

Cleanfast Operator

Cleanfast Operator, Gareth Emeny has held this position with the New Zealand team since 2012. He brings to the role decades of experience in crane operating and concrete cutting and his extensive knowledge and understanding of machinery makes him an invaluable member of the team.

Gareth operates the Marais Laying Cleanfast trenching operation as well as the Rt80 and Rt100 sidecut machines. The hi-spec design of these machines in the hands of an efficient operator, such as Gareth, enables micro-trenching around corners and most ground contours.

Under Gareth’s supervision, his team are able to trench at an impressive speed of 80-100m per hour. Gareth’s skills and experience to date ensures that machinery is operated with minimum disruption to the surrounding environment and the most efficient solutions are delivered to clients.


Cost Controller

Cost Controller, Cyrille Auxerre is currently working in Christchurch on UFB Project (Fiber Optic Project).

Throughout his four years apprenticeship in respected companies, Cyrille has acquired valuable experience in management control and supply chain management. He worked three years as an Operation Management Trainee before working for Pierre Fabre S.A. as an Assistant Management Accountant.

After his studies, he decided to travel through New Zealand and has started working for Marais Laying New Zealand in March 2017.

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Project Engineer

As a Project Engineer, Jeremy Julien started with Marais in Wellington and he is now dedicated to the UFB project (Fiber Optic Project) in Christchurch.

Graduated with honours in Civil Engineering from the well-known university “CESI”.Prior to this, Jeremy completed a graduate job at VINCI as a Civil Engineering project manager.

Jeremy has been working for Marais Laying New Zealand for a year and both his knowledge and experience makes him a valuable member of the team.

Here at Marais Laying, the people who make up our team together with their knowledge and experience are integral to our business. To find an expert who can provide the right solution for your next project, send us an email today

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