Victorian Government names preferred contractor for Metro Tunnel package

The Victorian Government has named CPB Contractors – part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) – as its preferred proponent to deliver a AU$1 billion package of works within the Metro Tunnel Project.

The RIA comprises CIMIC Group subsidiary CPB Contractors and John Holland as equal construction partners, AECOM as the design partner, project owner Rail Projects Victoria and operational franchisee Metro Trains Melbourne.

This major works package covers the existing Sunbury rail line between the western tunnel entrance in Kensington and Tottenham, and the Dandenong rail line between the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra and Caulfield Station.

This will be the second Metro Tunnel Project package delivered by CPB Contractors, following the award of a $1 billion design and construct contact as part of the Rail Systems Alliance in December 2017.

“Investment in major rail infrastructure in Victoria is providing CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors with a strong pipeline of opportunities, and it is our privilege to be delivering these significant works to support this city-shaping public transport initiative,” said CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright.

“CIMIC’s in-house engineering consultancy, EIC Activities, is also playing a key role in assessing all geotechnical and civil structure designs and challenges, to offer quality, cost-effective construction methodologies and solutions for the Alliance.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria said the company’s strong Victorian presence would offer innovative and agile workforce solutions to support the project.

“Our engineering and technical teams already working to complete a number of the State’s major projects will seamlessly transition to the Metro Tunnel – bringing their local knowledge and international experience to ensure all client and community expectations are realised.”

Construction is planned to start in late 2018, with works expected to be completed in 2025.

For more information visit the CPB Contractors website.

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