Bechtel to manage construction of Western Sydney Airport

WCN Editorial Team 2 Jul 2018 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Bechtel, a company involved in project management, engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by WSA as its delivery partner and project manager for the Western Sydney Airport, a $5.3bn greenfield facility in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales, Australia.

The project is due for completion at the end of 2026.

Bechtel managing director for Australia Ailie MacAdam said: “Construction of the Western Sydney Airport is a once-in-a-generation infrastructure development opportunity for the region and the country, and we are honoured to be working with the Commonwealth of Australia and WSA Co on this iconic project.

“The Bechtel team looks forward to partnering with the owners, contractors and suppliers on the project, bringing together some of the world’s best aviation and project management minds with local Western Sydney talent.”

Western Sydney Airport will provide additional aviation capacity to meet growing demand in the Sydney basin and is expected to improve access to flights for people in Western Sydney.

The international and domestic airport, one of Australia’s major infrastructure projects in decades, will open in 2026, bringing social and economic prosperity to the Western Sydney region.

Earlier, Bechtel had delivered complex projects in Australia, including the provision of delivery partner services for the tunnels and stations excavation package for Sydney Metro, City and Southwest project in New South Wales, and several mining and liquefied natural gas mega-projects delivered at Curtis Island, Queensland and Wheatstone, Western Australia.

In June 2018, Bechtel was selected by Port Arthur LNG, a wholly owned affiliate of Sempra LNG & Midstream, as the EPC contractor for the Port Arthur liquefaction project in Texas, US.

The company will carry out the engineering, execution planning and related activities for preparing and finalising a lump sum EPC contract for the project.

The proposed project has been designed to include two natural gas liquefaction trains to enable the long-term sale of 11mtpa of LNG; feed gas pre-treatment facilities; natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage; three LNG storage tanks; two marine berths and associated facilities.

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Image: Badgerys Creek Road and Parkland, the site of the proposed Western Sydney Airport. Photo: courtesy of Advanstra/Wikipedia

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