Ghella, in a joint venture with CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors, have been selected by the New South Wales Government to deliver the Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport Station Boxes and Tunnelling Works (WSA-SBT).
The $1.8 billion contract, funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments, will generate revenue of approximately $450 million to Ghella.
The new metro railway runs from St Marys through to the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. It will provide a public transport service to the new airport and make a lasting economic contribution to Sydney’s west.
Ghella Managing Director of Australia Marco Fontana said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to work closely with Sydney Metro to deliver Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport Station Boxes and Tunnelling Works. Our tunnelling teams are very experienced in delivering transport infrastructure in Sydney and will apply the expertise gained on the Sydney Metro. We once again look forward to working alongside our JV partner CPB Contractors.”
The Sydney Metro-WSA-SBT contract involves the design and construction of approximately 9.8 kilometres of twin tunnels and excavations for stations at St Marys, Orchard Hills, Airport Terminal Station, Aerotropolis Station and service facilities at Bringelly and Claremont Meadows.
Major work will start in the coming months for site establishment and preparatory works for tunnelling to get underway in early 2023.