CPB Contractors wins $312M Metro Tunnel Rail works, $6B tunnels and stations contract finalised

CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors, as part of the Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), has been awarded works by the Victorian Government in support of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors, as part of the Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), has been awarded works by the Victorian Government in support of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.

CPB Contractors (as principal contractor) and Bombardier Transportation are partners in the RSA, with the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

According to a statement from CIMIC Group, the $1.1 billion design and construct contract will generate revenue of approximately $312 million to CPB Contractors.

The Victorian Government announced the RSA as the preferred contractor to deliver the works back in July, and this week also announced the $6 billion tunnels and stations package with the Cross Yarra Partnership – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – had been finalised.

CPB Contractors will deliver all site construction services, including civil works, and lead the design, supply, installation, testing, integration and commissioning activities for train and power control systems, operational control systems, and conventional and high capacity signalling on the new Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham line.

The RSA will also deliver safety and efficiency improvements at the five new underground Metro Tunnel stations through the installation of platform screen doors, the application of which will be a first for Melbourne.

Construction as part of the RSA is expected to commence in 2018 and be completed by 2026.


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