Construction Company Bidders Announced For New Melbourne Railway Line

Construction Company Bidders Announced For New Melbourne Railway Line

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews

World’s Best Shortlisted To Build The Metro Tunnel

Victor P Taffa

3 consortia featuring the world’s best construction companies have been shortlisted to build the Metro Tunnel and 5 new underground railway stations.

“The best construction companies in the world are lining up to build the biggest public transport project in Australia, the Metro Tunnel.” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

“Melbourne needs the Metro Tunnel and we’re not wasting a moment major work starts next year. The Metro Tunnel will let us run trains so often that you don’t need a timetable you just turn up and go.”

VIC Premier Daniel Andrews

VIC Premier Daniel Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan to announce the shortlisted bidders for the $6 Billion Public Private Partnership (PPP) to build the biggest public transport project in Victorian history:

  • Continuum Victoria – comprising ACCIONA Infrastructure, Ferrovial Agroman, Honeywell, Downer EDI and Plenary Origination
  • Cross Yarra Partnership – comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital
  • Moving Melbourne Together – comprising Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, Ghella, Salini Impregilo, Serco and Macquarie Capital

The Metro Tunnel will create 4,700 jobs and free up space in the City Loop to run more services in and out of the City on lines across the network, benefiting passengers across Melbourne.

“The Metro Tunnel will create 4,700 jobs and space in the City Loop to run more services in and out of the city every day.” Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan said.

“Today’s announcement of the shortlist paves the way for contract award next year and construction of the Metro Tunnel and 5 new stations to start in 2018. We’re getting it done to get Victorians home safer and sooner.”

The PPP will build and fit-out the 9 km Metro Tunnel and the 5 new underground stations at

  • Arden,
  • Parkville,
  • CBD North,
  • CBD South,
  • Domain.

New details about the construction of the tunnels has also been revealed, with up to 6 tunnel boring machines (TBM’s) set to be used during construction, each up to 100 metres long and weighing more than 1,000 tonnes.

In preparation for this significant work, three giant shafts will be excavated in the CBD at Franklin Street and A’Beckett Street near Melbourne Central station, and at City Square near Flinders Street Station.

VIC Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

VIC Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shafts will be up to 11 storeys deep and will enable the roadheaders to be lowered into the ground to begin excavating around 2 Million cubic metres of soil and rock, enough to fill 800 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Shortlisted bidders for the PPP will be asked to submit a formal proposal by early next year, with a contract expected to be awarded by the end of 2017.

Work on the Tunnel and Stations PPP will begin in 2018.