Dutch company Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected by Besix Watpac, the Australian subsidiary of Belgium’s Besix Group, to act as the lead maritime design engineer for Sydney’s Circular Quay.
The US$145m Circular Quay development is located between Sydney’s Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It is being upgraded to deal with an expected surge in visitor numbers over the next 20 years.
Royal Haskoning’s work will include demolishing six wharves and replacing them with accessible pontoons. It will also expand the western and southern promenades to a width of 20m, allowing for more seating and shade.
The company will work on behalf of the Circular Quay Consortium, which includes Besix Watpac, Capella Capital and Lendlease Construction.
Sarah Budd, Royal HaskoningDHV Australia’s managing director, said: “Our team is excited to bring our expertise and innovative solutions to the table, working alongside esteemed partners to deliver a transformative project that will redefine Circular Quay as a premier destination.
“This project aligns perfectly with our commitment to enhancing society through sustainable and forward-thinking infrastructure.”