CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, along with its joint venture (JV) partners John Holland and Ghella has been awarded a contract worth AUD2.81bn ($2.12bn) to deliver Sydney’s new harbour rail crossing as part of Stage 2 of Sydney Metro project.
Under the contract, awarded by the NSW government, the JV will deliver twin 15.5km tunnels and civil works for six new metro stations that will constructed at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo.
The tunnels will be excavated by five tunnel boring machines (TBMs) between Chatswood and Sydenham, including a specialised TBM to build the tunnels beneath Sydney Harbour.
Tunnel and station excavation works are expected to commence shortly with the contract to be completed in mid -2021.
CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “CIMIC and CPB Contractors have been delivering major underground infrastructure in Australia for more than a decade, and have brought together a joint venture team of experience, strength and agility to ensure an innovative and effective works program.
“It is our privilege to be working with Transport for NSW and the NSW Government to deliver this world-class and next-generation infrastructure initiative, which will be of lasting value for the people and communities of Sydney.”
CPB Contractors managing director Román Garrido said: “Our team is focused on ensuring that all objectives for this significant major project are achieved, including sustainable design and construction methodologies, opportunities for local workers and businesses, and a socially - inclusive procurement strategy.”