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Bechtel lands another key role on £9.2bn Sydney Metro project

Artists impression of Pyrmont Station platform Sydney Metro

Artists impression of Pyrmont Station platform Sydney Metro

Bechtel has secured another major role on the landmark Sydney Metro project.

The latest contract win for the US engineering giant sees Bechtel assume the role of integration and delivery partner for Sydney Metro West.

As its name suggests, the Sydney Metro West contract is focussed on improving rail connections to the West of Sydney. Sydney Metro West will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.

It will have a target travel time of about 20 minutes between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, linking new communities to rail services and supporting employment growth and housing supply.

It is part of the wider Sydney Metro project which is now estimated at costing £9.2bn.

Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. In 2024, 31 metro stations and more than 66km of new metro rail will be in operation on the network. By the end of the decade, the network will be expanded to include 46 stations and more than 113km of metro railway for Sydney.

This latest role is additional to Bechtel’s current work with Sydney Metro as its delivery partner for the tunnels, stations and excavation package on Sydney Metro, City & South West. Bechtel is also the Commonwealth Government’s delivery partner on the new Western Sydney Airport.

“Sydney Metro West is a vital piece of infrastructure for NSW, and we are honoured to be working with the NSW Government and Sydney Metro on this transformational project,” said Scott Osborne, Bechtel’s General Manager for Asia Pacific.

“Sydney is our Infrastructure headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. This project further reinforces our commitment to infrastructure in NSW and Australia. We look forward to partnering with Sydney Metro, contractors, suppliers and the local workforce to deliver a world class rail line for the people of NSW.”

SourceBechtel lands another key role on £9.2bn Sydney Metro project | New Civil Engineer

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