A joint venture between French engineering group Egis and New Zealand-Australia-based Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract to provide operation and maintenance services for Sydney’s WestConnex Stage 3, meaning the JV will now service all sections of Australia’s largest road infrastructure project.
WestConnex Stage 3 comprises of the M4-M5 Link and the Rozelle Interchange. The M4-M5 Link Tunnels will be 7.5km in length and will link the M4 at Haberfield with the M8 at St Peters.
Due for completion in 2023, WestConnex will give motorists a 33km, traffic-light-free motorway network, with connections for future projects linking the north shore and northern beaches, Sydney Airport and the southern suburbs.
“Working as one contractor delivering the operation and maintenance for WestConnex ensures the safe and efficient upkeep of the tunnel and open road network,” said Glenn Johnson, Fulton Hogan’s general manager for asset management.
Michael Stephens, Egis Projects’ Asia Pacific managing director, said integrated operations and maintenance services across the three stages of WestConnex would “increase motorway availability and unlock service efficiencies that will contribute to a safe and reliable journey for motorists”.
Image: Australia’s largest road infrastructure project (Courtesy of WestConnex/Transurban)