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NSW Government awards major infrastructure contract

The NSW Government has awarded the contract for a line-wide works package on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project.

The government awarded the works package, worth an estimated AU$1.38 billion, to a joint venture (JV) of CIMIC Group companies CPB Contractors and UGL.

The JV will take part in the design, construction and commissioning of major rail systems in the new twin tunnels, an expansion of the existing Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill and delivery of the new Sydney Metro Trains Facility South at Marrickville.

In addition, it will also deliver tunnel ventilation, mechanical and electrical systems for seven underground stations, and power systems for the Sydenham to Bankstown section.

The work forms part of Australia’s largest public transport project, under which a John Holland–CPB Contractors–Ghella JV is using five tunnel boring machines to deliver twin 15.5 km metro tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham.

“This new work at Sydney Metro aligns well with CIMIC Group’s unique offering as an integrated rail solutions provider,” said CIMIC CEO Michael Wright.

“The project combines the proven rail-sector expertise within our construction company CPB Contractors and our asset solutions provider UGL to deliver an end-to-end result, covering design, construction and commissioning of the project.”

UGL Managing Director Jason Spears said the works package would will continue its strong relationship with Sydney Metro.

“The involvement of our in-house operation and maintenance teams throughout the design and construct phases will optimise operational performance at the project,” said Mr Spears.

Works are due to commence this year and are scheduled to conclude in 2024.

For more information visit the CIMIC website.

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