Aecom has won a deal worth £38.7M to be lead designer on the £6.2bn Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.
Working as part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance, which also includes CPB Contractors and John Holland as well as project owner Rail Projects Victoria and rail franchisee Metro Trains Melbourne, the work covers all of the project’s design including tunnel entrances, rail network enhancements and station improvements.
“This is a highly complex and challenging design brief, which will connect the new 9km Metro tunnels to the existing live rail corridors bringing the trains above ground and allowing them to seamlessly continue their journey along the network,” said Aecom Australia chief executive Todd Battley.
Preparatory works have already started covering geotechnical and site investigations.
Aecom affiliates will also work on areas such as planning permission.
In July it was announced that Aecom, Cimic and CPB Contractors were named as preferred contractors for a $1bn (£560M) package of works on the project.
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