Three groups shortlisted for East West link

7 November 2013

Three consortia have been shortlisted by the Victorian Coalition Government for Melbourne¹s East West Link. East West Connect, Inner Link Group and Momentum Infrastructure have been shortlisted to tender for the tunnel in Victoria, Australia.

East West Connect comprises contractors Capella Capital, Lend Lease, Acciona and Bouygues. Inner Link Group includes Cintra Infraestructuras, Retail Employees Superannuation, Samsung C&T, Ferrovial Agroman, Ghella, Transfield Services and Macquarie Capital.
While Momentum Infrastructure is formed of John Holland, Dragados Australia, Leighton Contractors, Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, and The Bank of Tokyo ­ Mitsubishi UFJ.

Treasurer Michael O'Brien said all short-listed bidders had strong financial credentials that would support the project moving quickly to the construction phase in 2014.

"It is exciting to see such a competitive field of international and Australian bidders,² O¹Brien said. ³I have no doubt this competition with three shortlisted bidders will drive value for money for Victorian taxpayers."

The next step for the project will be the release of a Request for Proposal to the shortlisted bidders, which will be finalised in October.

Contracts to deliver the project will be awarded in late 2014 with completion anticipated in 2019-20.