Metro Tunnel awards largest contract

The state government building one of Australia’s largest transport infrastructure projects has named the joint venture (JV) that will deliver the project’s most significant contract.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that CYP JV – comprising Lendlease EngineeringJohn HollandBouygues Construction and Capella Capita – has been awarded the AU$6 billion (US$4.6 billion) tunnels and station contract as part of the Metro Tunnel in Melbourne.

The JV will build twin 9 km tunnels and five new underground stations, as well as finance, design, construct and maintain the stations and tunnels for approximately 25 years.

The decision follows an extensive competitive process with the world’s most experienced construction and tunnelling contractors.

John Holland CEO Joe Barr said the project has already kicked off an exciting process of urban renewal for inner-Melbourne.

“This is an amazing project and we can’t wait to deliver it for the people of Melbourne.

“There will be revitalised open space above ground at all stations and additional entrances to reduce crowding on CBD streets.

“By enabling more workers easy access to the busy city area, the benefits will flow to businesses, employees, and the economy at large.”

The finalising of the contract paves the way for construction on the tunnels and stations to begin next year.

For more information visit the John Holland website.

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