A join venture (JV) comprising CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, and John Holland has been selected by Transurban to deliver the West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne, Australia.
The state government of Victoria, in Australia, has announced the start of construction on the AUD$395M ($305.1M) Hurstbridge railway line upgrade project in Melbourne.
Construction firm McConnell Dowell has been awarded a $120M contract by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) to deliver the next phase of the New Runway project.
CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has won a design-build contract from Main Roads Western Australia to build the northern segment of the NorthLink WA in Australia.
The Great Northern Connect Team, a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction, has secured a contract for stage two of the NorthLink WA project in Australia.
The state government of Victoria is set to construct the North East Link, the missing link in Melbourne’s road network that will complete the Metropolitan Ring Road in Australia.
Construction work has commenced on the first section of the Puhoi to Wellsford road in New Zealand.
New Zealand-based Fletcher Construction has won a contract from the NZ Transport Agency to construct a section of the Kāpiti Expressway in New Zealand.
CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has been chosen as the preferred contractor by Transurban Queensland to design and build the $512M Logan Enhancement project in Queensland, Australia.
Australian construction firm John Holland has won a contract to build the Mernda Rail Extension project in Victoria, Australia.
The state of Victoria, Australia, has announced a $1.8bn package to carry out road upgrade and maintenance works that will reduce travel times and enhance road safety and connectivity in the state.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has awarded a $710M contract to the Northern Express Group to deliver and operate a new motorway in New Zealand.
Jacobs Engineering has been appointed as a member of the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte joint venture (FHSW JV) to provide design services for the Bruce Highway Upgrade Project in Queensland, Australia.
CPB Contractors and its alliance partners have reached contractual close with Main Roads Western Australia to deliver the Roe 8 project in Perth, Australia.
A joint venture of Seymour Whyte and Fulton Hogan has secured a $442M design and build contract for the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway section of the Bruce Highway upgrade in Queensland, Australia.
The government of New Zealand and Auckland Council have signed an agreement to finance half the cost of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project.
A joint venture between KBR, SMEC Australia and US-based Jacobs Engineering has been appointed to oversee design at the Darlington Upgrade project in Adelaide, Australia.The design JV was subcontracted by the Gateway South Consortium — comprising Fulton Hogan and Laing O’Rourke — which was recently selected to design and build the AUD620M ($440M) road project.The Jacobs, KBR and SMEC Australia JV will be responsible for the reconfiguration of the existing 3.3km-long road from the Southern Expressway to north of Tonsley Boulevard, and the design of a lowered, non-stop motorway.Jacobs’ senior vice president of buildings and infrastructure Patrick Hill said: “We are proud to be involved in this landmark transport project for South Australia and look forward to working closely with the other members of the Gateway South team.“This project represents an excellent opportunity to leverage our proven experience and expertise on major transport infrastructure projects.”The majority of the detailed design and approvals work is set to commence in 2016, with all ground works anticipated to be finished by 2018.
Three consortia have been selected for the construction of a new metro tunnel and five new underground stations in Australia.The shortlisted bidders for the AU$6bn (£3.5bn) public-private partnership (PPP) include Continuum Victoria, Cross Yarra Partnership and Moving Melbourne Together.The PPP will be responsible for the construction and fit-out of the 9km metro tunnel and five new underground stations — to be located at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria, said: “The best construction companies in the world are lining up to build the biggest public transport project in Australia — the Metro Tunnel.“Melbourne needs the Metro Tunnel and we’re not wasting a moment — major work starts next year. The Metro Tunnel will let us run trains so often that you don’t need a timetable — you just turn up and go.”At least six tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be used during construction, with three giant shafts — up to 11 storeys deep — to be excavated at Franklin Street and A’Beckett Street near Melbourne Central station, and at City Square near Flinders Street Station.The consortia now have to submit a formal proposal by early next year. A contract is expected to be awarded by the end of 2017. According to the Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, the project is expected to create 4,700 jobs.• Continuum Victoria comprises Acciona Infrastructure, Ferrovial Agroman, Honeywell, Downer EDI and Plenary Origination;• Cross Yarra Partnership comprises Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital;• Moving Melbourne Together comprises Pacific Partnerships, CPB Constructors, Ghella, Salini Impregilo, Serco and Macquarie Capital.
The government of New Zealand has committed $435M for the construction of the new Christchurch Northern Corridor and the second stage of the Christchurch Southern Motorway. The $240M Christchurch Northern Corridor will be built to the east of Belfast, from the Waimakairiri River to Cranford Street. The project will facilitate North Canterbury commuters travelling into Christchurch. The $195M second stage of the Southern Motorway project will transform the State Highway 1 into four lanes, north of Rolleston. The contract for this second stage has been awarded to a joint venture between McConnell Dowell and Downer. According to NZ Transport Agency southern regional director Jim Harland, both motorways will help improve travel times and support the growth of Christchurch as an important freight distribution centre and export hub.These are the two last Christchurch Motorways projects to be built under the government’s Roads of National Significance programme.Construction on the projects is expected to commence in October, and be completed within four years.
Construction works have started on the $420M Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 extension in Queensland, Australia.Stage 2 will involve the construction of three new light rail stations at Parkwood East, Parkwood and Helensvale and extra park-and-ride car parking facilities at Helensvale and Parkwood stations.Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe said: “Construction work will now accelerate in the race towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and will support up to 1,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction and operation.“Bulk earthworks and excavation are underway to prepare for the installation of the track to ensure this gold medal project is Games-ready before April 2018. “Four new trams will be required to service Stage 2 and they have already been ordered. They will be built in Germany and arrive in Australia by October 2017 and a total of 18 light rail vehicles will service both stages.”