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.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.