CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors, as part of a joint venture, has been selected to deliver the surface civil and alignment works for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link between Orchard Hills and the new Western Sydney Airport Station.
Funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments, the contract will generate revenue of approximately $395 million to CPB Contractors. The innovative joint venture is made up of CPB Contractors and United Infrastructure, a consortium of Western Sydney based companies including Burton Contractors, JK Williams and Mulgoa Quarries.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said: “We’re proud to be part of delivering this important transport infrastructure for Western Sydney, and its contribution to the area’s growth. The airport and associated transport projects are central to Sydney’s economic future, and we’ll be ensuring that local communities benefit through the creation of employment and supplier opportunities.”
CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said: “CPB Contractors is pleased to have another opportunity to work with Sydney Metro and to work closely with the local companies that make up United Infrastructure in delivering new infrastructure in Western Sydney. Our team will leverage all its experience to ensure that these works are delivered safely and to schedule.”
The works encompass the civil infrastructure necessary for the construction of the track. The contract includes:
- 3.5 kilometres of elevated viaduct at Orchard Hills and Luddenham.
- 6.7 kilometres of earthworks for track formation.
- A 190 metre long rail bridge over the new M12 motorway.
- A 20 metre long rail bridge within the airport.
- Temporary and permanent access roads.
- Bulk earthworks for the stabling and maintenance facility site.
Work will commence in 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in 2024.