MELBOURNE (October 2, 2018) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, will provide the full range of design services as part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance which today signed a contract with the Victorian Government worth approximately AU$1 billion. The project is expected to be worth approximately AU$70 million to AECOM and will support the delivery of the AU$11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.
The Rail Infrastructure Alliance consists of CPB Contractors and John Holland, with AECOM as the design partner, as well as project owner Rail Projects Victoria and rail franchisee Metro Trains Melbourne. AECOM’s affiliates will design all elements of the project, including tunnel entrances, brownfield rail network enhancements and station improvements. AECOM’s affiliates will also be responsible for obtaining the various planning and environmental approvals relating to the upgrade of the rail network and helping to minimise the projects impacts.
“This is a highly complex and challenging design brief, which will connect the new 9 km Metro tunnels to the existing live rail corridors bringing the trains above ground and allowing them to seamlessly continue their journey along the network,” said Todd Battley, AECOM’s chief executive of Australia and New Zealand.
The Rail Infrastructure Alliance has started preparatory works, including geotechnical, service and site investigations, at Kensington, South Yarra and West Footscray, to inform planning and design of the western and eastern tunnel portals that will connect with new stations at Arden Street, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.
“We have already begun to mobilise combined local and global teams to bring the best of AECOM’s tunnel portal design, geotechnical and urban heavy rail capability to this transformational project. Once complete it will keep a growing Melbourne moving and leave a lasting legacy of rail design expertise, which Victoria can export to the world.
It is expected that over 1,000 people will work on the Rail Infrastructure Alliance package of works, including almost 100 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.
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All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including statements relating to the expected term, value, scope and workforce associated with the Metro Tunnel Project’s Rail Infrastructure Alliance as well as other future economic and industry conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2018, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements.
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