Lendlease, an Australian construction, property and infrastructure company, has won an A$476m ($335m) contract from the New South Wales (NSW) government to deliver Victoria Cross Station, a new Sydney Metro railway station, and a building above.
Australia-based Downer Group in an equal stake joint venture with CPB Contractors has been selected by the New South Wales Government to build Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail project.
A joint venture between CIMIC Group subsidiary CPB Contractors and Australian engineering contractor John Holland has won a contract for the design and construction of the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link, the last stage of the M4-M5 Link WestConnex project in Australia.
Australian company Downer Group and South Australia’s City of Onkaparinga have partnered with resource recovery and recycling companies Close the Loop and RED Group for the construction of the first South Australian road built with soft plastics and glass.
City Rail Link (CRL) has achieved a milestone with the breakthrough from the Albert Street tunnels to CRL tunnels across the Commercial Bay site in Downtown Auckland, New Zealand.
A joint venture between CIMIC Group companies CPB Contractors and UGL won a A$1.376bn ($994m) contract from the New South Wales (NSW) government to deliver the line-wide works package of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, the biggest public transport project in Australia.
The Lendlease Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture (LSBJV), comprising Lendlease Engineering, Samsung C&T and Bouygues Construction Australia (subsidiary of Bouygues Travaux Publics), has won a contract from the New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia to design and construct the twin 7.5km motorway tunnels for the $12bn WestConnex project in Sydney.
CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has been selected by the Australian and New South Wales (NSW) governments for the next stage of The Northern Road upgrade project between Luddenham and Glenmore Park in western Sydney.
Infrastructure and environment consultancy WSP Opus has been selected by City Rail Link as the design partner on the C7 workstream of the City Rail Link (CRL) project in Auckland, New Zealand.
American multinational engineering firm AECOM has won a contract worth approximately A$70m ($50m) to provide a complete range of design services for the delivery of the A$11bn ($7.8bn) Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.
CPB Contractors, a Cimic Group company and part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA), has won a A$400m ($289m) design and construct contract from the Victorian government as part of a A$1bn ($722m) package of works for the A$11bn ($7.9bn) Metro Tunnel Project in Australia.
Ground has been broken on Australia’s Western Sydney Airport, which is expected to strengthen the economy, create infrastructure and boost jobs in the region.
BMD Constructions has won a design and construct contract for the widening of Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan have opened the Registration of Interest (ROI) at Sunshine Station, marking the commencement of market engagement for providers that can help deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link project.
A joint venture between GHD and Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to carry out a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for the Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) section of Inland Rail.
The Andrews Labor Government of the Australian state of Victoria has unveiled designs for the North East Link, which is touted to be the state’s biggest road project.
The Andrews Government in the Australian state of Victoria has promised to start work on a new underground rail network circling Melbourne’s suburbs, if it is re-elected in the coming polls.
Samsung C&T, the construction arm of South Korea’s Samsung Group, has won a $785.9m order from Sydney Motorway, established by the New South Wales (NSW) government, to build a 12.9km motorway in western Sydney.
New Zealand-based McConnell Dowell has completed the construction of Chith Export Facility for Rio Tinto’s $2.6bn Amrun bauxite development on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia.
HDR, as part of a joint venture with Arup, has been selected to design the upgrade for the AUD514m ($377m), 14km flood-prone Bruce Highway coastal corridor in the Australian state of Queensland.The Bruce Highway passes through the Haughton river floodplain, where frequent floods result in the closure of the highway, affecting community access, tourism and the freight movement along the corridor.The longest recorded closure so far was nearly five days and the most recent closure was in March 2018.The project is part of the 10-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Programme, an AUD8.5bn ($6.2bn) programme to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the highway from Brisbane to Cairns.Design for the project is likely to take about a year and the project is expected to be completed in mid-2021.The project will be delivered through a collaborative Early Contractor Involvement contract. The Infrastructure Group, a joint venture of Bielby, BMD, JF Hull and Albem, will lead the construction.HDR’s work will include modelling one of the most complex floodplains in Australia, designing three bridge upgrades to make them taller and wider, designing grade-separated rail crossings and intersections, and developing an integrated roadway design that will combine hydraulics, structural and geotechnical elements while considering wetland impacts and biodiversity requirements.Earlier in July 2018, HDR won a five-year, $40m indefinite delivery contract for construction phase services from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco District.Currently, HDR holds similar construction phase contracts supporting the military construction, civil works and inter-agency international services missions of the US Army Corps of Engineers throughout the US and overseas.HDR contract manager Lionel Zapata said: “This contract will allow us to leverage all of HDR’s technical resources and expertise to help the San Francisco District bring value to all of its customers. It also allows us to support other districts within USACE South Pacific Division.“HDR and our business partners provide the expertise to help facilitate execution of the construction program as well as bringing value to the clients USACE serves.“Our extensive services range from supporting USACE’s mission for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ major construction projects to helping USACE execute its military and civil works missions.”______________________________________________________________________________________________Image: The Haughton river bridge. Photo: courtesy of The State of Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Roads).