Stage is set for second package of Western Harbour Tunnel Project
Transport for NSW has today confirmed the short list for the tenderers for stage two of Western Harbour Tunnel project which will see a second tunnel crossing across Sydney Harbour.
The successful parties of Acciona Construction Australia, Bouygues Construction Australia & Vinci Construction Grands Projets JV, and John Holland, CPB Contractors and UGL Engineering JV will now begin the formal tender process.
A spokesperson for Transport for NSW said progress on the Western Harbour Tunnel is well underway.
“We have reached a very exciting time for the project with early works set to start next week, the contract being awarded today for stage one and the announcement today of the tenderers for stage two,” the spokesperson said.
“The second package will be to deliver the remainder of the Western Harbour Tunnel, including the balance of northern tunnelling from Birchgrove, through Sydney Harbour and onto North Sydney, the marine work and all the tunnel fit-out.
“We offer our congratulations to the shortlisted tenderers and look forward to working with them as we continue to work through the tender and procurement process.”
It is expected the successful tenderer will be announced later this year.
“Once completed, Western Harbour Tunnel will change the way people move around Sydney and provide more options for motorists, whilst also reducing traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel, Anzac Bridge as well as the Western Distributor,” the spokesperson said.
“Combined with the Warringah Freeway Upgrade, there will be improved public transport connections, with quicker access to interchanges and a new, direct connection to North Sydney, and more opportunities for bus routes to the Inner West.”