Three teams shortlisted for Melbourne's Metro Tunnel12 August 2016
Victoria announced August 11 three consortia have been shortlisted to build Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel and five new underground train stations.The AUD 6bn (USD 4.62bn) PPP is 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 PPP will build and fit-out the 9km Metro Tunnel and the five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.Up to six TBMs will be used for the tunnel project.
Victoria premier Daniel Andrews said,“The best construction companies in the world are lining up to build the biggest public transport project in Australia – the Metro Tunnel.”
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.