Seymour Whyte, an Australian subsidiary of France’s Vinci Construction, has been awarded two new contracts in the country – the new Sydney airport’s landside construction works and a major road upgrade in Melbourne – together worth some A$528m ($390m).
In Sydney, Seymour Whyte, in a joint venture with BMD, has been awarded a contract for landside civil and building works for the future Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI), on track to open in 2026, catering for up to 10 million passengers annually.
The works, worth approximately A$380m, include the integration of the new M12 motorway that will link the airport to the Sydney motorway network and the airport’s two metro stations.
The project will also include the construction of car spaces, electric vehicle charging stations, roads, bridges, utility network connections, operational buildings, and landscaping.
In Melbourne, Seymour Whyte has been awarded the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road upgrade in the east of the city by Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV).
The project, worth A$148m, involves a 5km road duplication, two new bridges, and a new 5.5km shared user path.
Starting early 2022 for a duration of approximately two and a half years, the upgrade will improve travel times, reduce congestion, and boost safety along Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road for more than 15,000 drivers that rely on this route each day.
Seymour Whyte will use a 30% recycled asphalt product, reinforced concrete with recycled plastic used in place of steel reinforcing mesh and building 23 fauna underpasses. A number of other initiatives to protect flora and fauna will be implemented.