SIX tenderers have been shortlisted to bid for two major contracts for Sydney Metro, which include the integrated development of Victoria Cross Station and Metro line-wide works such as new tracks, electrical systems and train facilities.
The three groups shortlisted to construct Victoria Cross Station in North Sydney and the integrated development above the station are Lendlease Development Pty Ltd, John Holland Charter Hall Joint Venture and Dexus Funds Management Limited.
Three groups have also been shortlisted for the Metro line-wide works, which includes laying tracks in the 15.5-kilometre tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham, installing electrical systems including substations, constructing Sydney Metro Trains Facility South and converting the existing Bankstown Line to allow metro trains to run.
The three groups shortlisted for the Metro line-wide works are:
- LORJH JV (a joint venture between Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd and John Holland Pty Ltd);
- Metconnect (a joint venture between Downer EDI Engineering Power Pty Ltd and RCR O'Donnell Griffin Pty Ltd); and
- Systems Connect (a joint venture between UGL Engineering Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Ltd).
The NSW Government is currently delivering Stages 1 and 2 of Sydney Metro. The $8.3 billion, 36-kilometre Sydney Metro Northwest (formerly the North West Rail Link) between Rouse Hill and Chatswood is the first stage of Sydney Metro and will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia. Construction of this stage is under way, with services to commence in the first half of 2019.
Sydney Metro City & Southwest is the second stage and involves a new 30-kilometre metro line that will extend metro rail from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new central business district stations and south west to Bankstown.
The two contracts are expected to be awarded later this year.