Shortlist announced for key Sydney Metro airport line project

Three organisations have been shortlisted to deliver key construction work on the Sydney Metro to Western Sydney Airport project.

The successful tenderer will build six new metro stations and elements of the surrounding precincts, the stabling and maintenance facility, provide rail infrastructure and systems required for the supply, commission and operations of the new trains and also run the Sydney Metro to Western Sydney Airport line when operational.

The stations, systems, trains, operations and maintenance (SSTOM) package is the third major contract package to be procured for the project. The organisations shortlisted to tender for the SSTOM package are:

Bradfield Metro, comprising John Laing Limited, Keolis Downer Pty Ltd, FCC Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd.

Parklife Metro, comprising Plenary Origination Pty Ltd, Webuild SpA, RATP Developpement SA, Siemens Mobility Pty Ltd, Siemens Mobility GmbH, Siemens Project Ventures GmbH and Siemens Mobility Austria GmbH.

WestGo, comprising Pacific Partnerships Pty Ltd, Acciona Concesiones, S.L., DIF Management Australia Pty Ltd, CPB Contractors Pty Limited, Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd, UGL Engineering Pty Ltd, ComfortDelGro Transit Pte. Ltd, UGL Rail Services Pty Ltd and Coleman Rail Pty Ltd.

The Sydney Metro to Western Sydney Airport project will support 14,000 construction jobs, including 250 apprentices and the contract is expected to be awarded at the end of 2022. The line will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

The Australian and NSW governments are jointly delivering the 23-kilometre metro railway and six stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including two stations at the airport, with a shared objective of having Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport operational when Western Sydney International airport opens for passenger services.

Ben Loomes, CEO of John Laing Group and a member of the Bradfield Metro Consortium bidding for the contract, said: “As an investor in PPP assets in Australia, John Laing is well placed as part of the Bradfield Metro Consortium to support the delivery of the Sydney Metro to Western Sydney Airport line, an important project for Greater Western Sydney and integral to the development of Western Parkland City. Since 2011, John Laing has invested more than A$1billion of equity in projects in Australia, including the Sydney Light Rail, Melbourne Metro Tunnel and Stations and Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock.”

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