The government of New South Wales has awarded a $1.4bn contract for the Sydney Metro to a joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL, both of which are subsidiaries of Cimic Group.
The joint venture will play a role in the design, construction and commissioning of:
- Major rail systems in the twin 15km tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham;
- The expansion of the existing trains facility at Rouse Hill and delivery of a new trains facility at Marrickville;
- Tunnel ventilation, mechanical and electrical systems for seven underground stations, and power systems for the Sydenham to Bankstown section.
Michael Wright, Cimic Group’s chief executive, said: "This new work at Sydney Metro aligns well with Cimic Group’s unique offering as an integrated rail solutions provider.
"The project combines the proven rail-sector expertise within our construction company CPB Contractors and our asset solutions provider UGL to deliver an end-to-end result, covering design, construction and commissioning of the project."
The map of Sydney’s metro showing Sydenham and Chatswood stations (NSW government)
Jason Spears, UGL’s managing director, added: "As Australia’s leading systems contractor in the transportation sector, the Sydney Metro City and Southwest Line-Wide Works package will continue our relationship and strong performance with Sydney Metro.
"The involvement of our in-house operation and maintenance teams throughout the design and construct phases will optimise operational performance at the project."
Works are due to commence this year and are scheduled to conclude in 2024.
Top image: The Sydney Metro is Australia’s largest transport project (Sydney Metro Info)