$1.3 billion Sydney Metro construction contract awarded to CPB

Sydney Metro Tunnel

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CIMIC subsidiaries, CPB Contractors and UGL, have been selected by the NSW Government to deliver the ‘Line-wide works package’ in support of the Stage Two Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, pinned as Australia’s grandest public transport project.

“This new work at Sydney Metro aligns well with CIMIC Group’s unique offering as an integrated rail solutions provider,” said Michael Wright, CIMIC Group CEO.

“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.”

CPB Contractors is already engaged in various Sydney Metro activities, where they have been delivering contracts on Sydney Metro City & Southwest and Sydney Metro Northwest, WestConnex M4E and the new M5.

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UGL’s work covers tunnel fit-outs for the Metro Northwest and Epping to Chatswood projects.

The metro works will begin this year with completion anticipated by 2024.

“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,” said Jason Spears, UGL Managing Director.

“The involvement of our in-house operation and maintenance teams throughout the design and construct phases will optimise operational performance at the project.”

Sydney Metro has been a family affair for CIMIC Group, where CPB Contractors, UGL, EIC Activities and Pacific Partnerships are all involved in the project across development, delivery and operations.

“This project further builds on CPB Contractors’ rapidly growing portfolio of rail projects across Australia, including the Sydney Metro Northwest and the Metro Tunnel in Melbourne,” said Juan Santamaria, CPB Contractors Managing Director.

We’re committed to leveraging our unrivalled experience on major projects to safely deliver this important infrastructure for the people of NSW.”

According to CPB, the JV will play a pivotal role in the design, construction and commissioning of:

  • Major rail systems in the new twin 15km Sydney Metro tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham;
  • The expansion of the existing Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill and delivery of the new Sydney Metro Trains Facility South at Marrickville; and
  • Tunnel ventilation, mechanical and electrical systems for seven underground stations, and power systems for the Sydenham to Bankstown section.




Source: CBP Contractors

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