Cimic Group company CPB Contractors, in a joint venture with John Holland, has been selected by the New South Wales government to deliver the Western Harbour Tunnel – Southern Tunnelling Works as a modification to the Rozelle Interchange contract in Sydney.
The design and construct contract will generate revenue of around A$350m for CPB Contractors. It is the third infrastructure contract win CPB announced this week.
The enabling works will facilitate construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel and its integration into the Sydney motorway network. CPB is currently delivering the Rozelle Interchange.
In an announcement today to the Australian Securities Exchange, Cimic chief executive Juan Santamaria said: “The Western Harbour Tunnel will be an important addition to Sydney’s transport network. It will ease traffic congestion on the existing harbour crossings and improve Sydney’s liveability. We are very pleased to be involved in the delivery of additional infrastructure to meet Sydney’s future transport needs.”
The project involves the excavation and lining of the Western Harbour Tunnel driven tunnels, including ventilation tunnels, between the stubs provided by the Rozelle Interchange and Birchgrove Oval.
Work starts this year and is expected to finish in 2025.
The tunnelling project is the third sizeable infrastructure project in Australia CPB announced this week, following an A$132m contract to deliver the next stage of the Augusta Highway Duplication, Port Wakefield to Lochiel, and an A$100m contract awarded by BHP to deliver the structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation package for the port debottlenecking project at Nelson Point, Port Hedland in Western Australia.