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Contractors shortlisted for three METRONET projects in Perth, Australia [free access]

February 9, 2021

The state government of Western Australia has shortlisted consortia for three projects under METRONET, one of the largest investment programmes aimed at transforming the public transport network of Perth. The projects are Byford Rail Extension, Midland Station, and Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal. The requests for proposals (RfPs) for the three projects were issued in October 2020. The contracts are expected to be awarded by end-2021.

 

The shortlisted consortia for the Byford Rail Extension project are Byford Alliance (comprising Downer EDI Works, CPB Contractors, Aurecon Australasia, and CareyMC) and MetCONNX Alliance (comprising Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction, Pritchard Francis Consulting, and Kellogg Brown & Root). The scope of work includes construction of a 7.5-km-long electrified dual-track narrow gauge rail line, upgrading of the Armadale station, construction of a new station at Byford, and removal of level crossings. The Byford Rail Extension project will be executed at an estimated investment of AUD481 million and will be financed by the Government of Australia and the state government of Western Australia. Passenger services are expected to begin in 2023.

 

The shortlisted consortia for the Midland Station project are Transform Midland Alliance (comprising Downer EDI Works and SMEC Australia) and Midland Junction Alliance (comprising McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia, and BG&E). The scope of work includes the decommissioning and demolishing the current Midland Station and the construction of a new station between Helena and Cale streets. The project will be executed at an estimated investment of AUD165 million and will also be financed by the Government of Australia.

 

The shortlisted consortia for the Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal project are Armadale Line Upgrade Alliance (comprising Acciona/Coleman Rail, BMD Constructions, WSP Australia, and AECOM Australia) and Elevate Alliance (comprising Downer EDI Works, CPB Contractors, GHD, Aurecon Australasia, and CareyMC). The scope of work includes the designing and construction of Level Crossing Removal (LXR). The project also involves the removal of six vehicle level crossings on the Armadale Line, a suburban rail line in Perth. The state government has allocated AUD415 million for this project in its budget for FY2019–20.

 

(1 AUD [Australian Dollar] = 0.76 USD)