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CRRDA selects preferred JVs

The Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) announced the award of Cross River Rail’s two major contracts: the tunnel, stations and development (TSD) and the rail, integration and systems (RIS) packages.

The announcement comes after the shortlist for the project – which will connect the northern and southern rail networks in Brisbane’s CBD and add four new high-capacity inner city stations – was announced in March 2018.

The preferred contractor for the TSD package is the Pulse consortium, a CIMIC Group-led joint venture (JV) comprising Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF.

The scope of works for the package includes tunnelling, delivery of new underground stations and ongoing maintenance services for the project

The preferred contractor for the RIS package is the Unity Alliance, a JV comprising CPB Contractors, UGL, Jacobs and AECOM.

The scope of works for the RIS package includes rail civil and electrical works; brownfield rail surface works; rail operational systems works; rail signalling works and communication; and integration and commission activities.

“Organisations in the preferred consortia have a track record of delivering complex rail and transport projects and have the know-how to leverage local content,” said IAQ CEO Steve Abson.

“We expect the benefits of the project will flow to many local suppliers and businesses throughout Queensland.”

“Operational readiness doesn’t grab the headlines like a huge tunnel boring machine does, but it’s perhaps the most crucial aspect of any mega project being spliced into an existing busy inner-city network.

“This activity will necessitate high levels of collaboration across government organisations such as the Delivery Authority, Queensland Rail, Transport and Main Roads and TransLink and it’s worth acknowledging the enormous effort already going on behind the scenes to get this right.”

For more information visit the IAQ website.

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