The contract, valued at AUD 1.96 billion (equivalent to €1.24 billion), is one of the major infrastructure projects under development in the state of New South Wales. The project will link The Bays station with the Sydney Olympic Park, which was built for the 2000 Olympic Games and since then has hosted most of the city's sporting and cultural events.
The consortium will undertake the construction of eleven-kilometre twin tunnels, five new stations, as well as the corresponding auxiliary facilities. Construction will begin in the next few weeks, and the first of four tunnel-boring machines is expected to be operational by the end of 2022.
Sydney Metro West
The section awarded is part of the Sydney Metro West scheme, a new 24-kilometre rail line that will connect the Greater Parramatta area to Sydney's central business district in 20 minutes. Sydney Metro is Australia's biggest public transport project. By the time it is finished, the Sydney Metro network will have 31 stations and 66 kilometres of new metro rail.