Ferrovial wins contract for €1.15bn Western roads upgrade project in Melbourne

WCN Editorial Team 7 Nov 2017 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A consortium led by Ferrovial subsidiary Cintra has won a contract from the State of Victoria for the €1.15bn Western Roads Upgrade project in Melbourne, Australia.

Scope of work includes design, construction and financing of works to upgrade and rehabilitate the suburban road network, as well as its maintenance.

The Western Roads Upgrade project involves upgrade and duplication of six suburban arterial roads, construction of two new interchanges, as well as rehabilitation and maintenance of over 700-lane-kilometres of road network in the west of Melbourne.

Cintra and Plenary will manage the development of the project. WBHO Infrastructure will take charge of construction works, while Ferrovial subsidiaries Amey and Broadspectrum will oversee maintenance work.

Cintra was awarded the contract through Netflow, which is a joint venture with Plenary.

Cintra CEO Enrique Diaz-Rato said: “Being selected as preferred respondent in this project represents an important achievement for Cintra in Australia. In addition, it strengthens our relationship with Plenary through the Netflow joint venture.”

“Our team in Australia is fully committed to improving the mobility of its residents, providing opportunities for local economic growth and serving current and future needs in the country.”

The 20-year concession period will start from the completion of construction work, which is expected in 2020. The project is expected to reach financial close in the coming months.

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