CPB Contractors selected for three projects in South Australia

CPB Contractors, a subsidiary of Australia’s largest contractor, Cimic, has been selected for three projects by the South Australian government.

The contracts, which are worth US$155m to CPB, include:

  • The Augusta Highway Planning Project between Port Augusta and Port Wakefield
  • The Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication
  • The Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication in Port Augusta, along with engineer Aurecon Australasia, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and GHD.

Juan Santamaria, Cimic’s group chief executive, said: "CPB Contractors will draw on its proven capability to efficiently deliver these major road projects through an alliance style contract, consistent with our strategy of effectively managing risk.

"These three upgrades will provide improved road safety, reduced traffic congestion and greater network resilience for the communities of regional South Australia."

Diego Zumaquero, CPB Contractors’ managing director, said: "We are pleased to be working with the South Australian government to ensure that these infrastructure projects are delivered safely and according to schedule.

"A key focus will be on maximising social and economic benefits to the regional and indigenous community, including employment, training and economic opportunities."

Work on the projects are due to start in 2020 and be completed in 2022.

Last month, Juan Santamaria was appointed as chief executive and managing director of Cimic, after announcing a $1.2bn loss due to its decision to exit the Middle East.

Image: The Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project (South Australian Government)

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