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Victorian Government awards AU$1b Metro Tunnel works package

The Victorian Government has awarded the Rail Infrastructure Alliance a AU$1 billion works package for the AU$11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance comprises CPB Contractors, John Holland, AECOM, as well as project owner Rail Projects Victoria and rail franchisee Metro Trains Melbourne.

Revenue to CPB Contractors for the design and construct contract is approximately AU$400 million.

“Investment in major transport infrastructure in Victoria is providing CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors with a strong pipeline of project opportunities,” said CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright.

“Through our in-house engineering business, EIC Activities, we are supporting our Alliance partners and client with expert insights into all geotechnical and civil engineering challenges and providing solutions that will ensure a cost-effective construction program.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria said the company’s strong presence in Victoria allowed it to offer agile workforce solutions, like locally based engineering and technical teams.

“Bringing local knowledge and international experience, we are committed to ensuring all client and community expectations are realised, including local employment and business opportunities and socially inclusive procurement strategies,” said Mr Santamaria.

Around 1,000 people will work on the package, including almost 100 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.

Construction is expected to commence in late 2018 and be completed in 2025.

For more information visit the CIMIC Group website.

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