COMPANY NEWS Jacobs takes North West Rail Link contracts 23 Jul 2013
Jacobs Engineering News Release
Jacobs Engineering is selected as Contract Delivery Manager for the tunnel and station civils on the North West Rail Link project in Sydney, Australia.
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Officials did not disclose the contract values, but noted that the New South Wales Government has allocated a budget of approximately US$3.6 billion over the next four years for project development, property acquisition and early construction phases of the NWRL; one of Australia's largest transportation infrastructure projects.
Jacobs was selected for two of three major contracts on the project: the tunnel and station civil works contract (TSC) and the surface and viaduct civil works contract (SVC).
Sydney North West Rail Link

Sydney North West Rail Link

Under the terms of the contracts, Jacobs is providing project and contract management services as a member of the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) integrated project team. Jacobs' scope of work includes contract delivery services for 14 miles (23 kilometers) of new rail line, including nine miles (15.5km) of twin tunnel and four miles (7.5 km) of surface and viaduct works, plus the civil works for eight new stations.
Jacobs Group Vice President Tom Quinn said: "We are pleased to support the NWRL project by serving on the integrated delivery team; and to leverage our local and international infrastructure expertise to deliver this significant project for Sydney."
TfNSW is a government agency that provides transport services within New South Wales, Australia, where several large rail projects are currently being implemented to meet the transport needs of Sydney's growth areas. The NWRL is the first rail line in Sydney to provide a fully automated rapid transit system.
References
Sydney awards billion dollar rail mega-project - TunnelTalk, June 2013
Three vie to build longest rail tunnel in Australia - TunnelTalk, September 2012
Four TBMs for Sydney's $8.5 billion rail link - TunnelTalk, April 2012

           

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