Contract won to supply 95,000 tonnes of steel for West Gate Tunnel

An Australian steel supplier has secured a major supply contract for the West Gate Tunnel Project, spanning from Docklands to Laverton in Melbourne, Victoria.An Australian steel supplier has secured a major supply contract for the West Gate Tunnel project, spanning from Docklands to Laverton in Melbourne, Victoria.

Liberty Steel, part of the global GFG Alliance, has been awarded the contract to supply 95,000 tonnes of steel for the project.

The steel will be used to reinforce the lining of the project’s twin tunnels, bridge segments, noise walls and retaining walls.

In addition to providing ongoing technical expertise to the project, Liberty Steel has also invested in specialist equipment which is being commissioned at its Derrimut steel reinforcing site to create customised engineered steel mesh, avoiding the need to bend it manually on site.

Neil Gibson, Chief Operating Officer Liberty Steel, said Liberty Steel is excited to be working with West Gate Tunnel on such an important infrastructure project.

“We are pleased that the government is supporting local manufacturing, creating employment opportunities to ensure a sustainable future for our businesses.”


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