Ferrovial Bags Sydney Metro West Tunnelling Contract
Ferrovial, through its Construction subsidiary, has been awarded the contract for the central section of Sydney Metro West in New South Wales in Australia. The project, to be undertaken in consortium with Acciona, is worth AUD 1.96 billion and it is one of the largest projects in the state. The company will construct the 11 km twin tunnels to connect The Bays Station with Sydney Olympic Park Station, which was built for the 2000 Olympics. Ferrovial will also carry out excavation and civil works for five new stations and the associated services. Completion of the tunnel is expected in 2025.
This Central Tunnelling Package forms part of Sydney Metro West, a new 24-kilometre line that will connect Greater Parramatta with Sydney’s central business district, transforming the city for future generations. It will connect new communities with railway services and boost employment and the housing supply.
In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and more than 66 kilometres of new metro rail, revolutionising the way Australia’s biggest city travels. By the end of the decade, the network will be expanded to include 46 stations and more than 113 kilometres of world-class metro for Sydney.