Joint venture wins Western Sydney Airport earthworks contract

The Western Sydney Airport Corporation has awarded the Early Earthworks contract for the project, which involves moving 1.8 million cubic metres of earth as well as road and drainage works.The Western Sydney Airport Corporation (WSA Co) has awarded the Early Earthworks contract on the $5.3 billion Western Sydney to a CPB Contractors Lendlease Joint Venture.

The Early Earthworks package involves moving more than 1.8 million cubic metres of earth as well as road and drainage works, including realigning Badgerys Creek Road.

According to Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher, the contract award will see work on the site begin by the end of the year.

“Up to 180 workers will be employed to undertake site preparation, moving around 1.8 million cubic metres of soil to start levelling the site,” Mr. Fletcher said.

WSA Co also announced the appointment of global airport construction partner, Bechtel, to manage airport construction and ensure the project is completed and ready for passengers and aircraft in 2026.

Bechtel designed and built expansions to Dubai International Airport and managed the construction of Hong Kong International Airport. The company is also helping to deliver expansions to London’s Gatwick Airport in a similar delivery management capacity as their role with Western Sydney Airport.

Bechtel was also awarded a separate contract to support WSA Co in airport design development work.

The first stage of earthworks is scheduled for completion in late-2019 and bulk earthworks and airside civil packages are expected to go to market later this year.

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