Shortlist to build Cross River Rail announced

The Queensland Government has released the shortlist of companies for the contract to build the state’s priority rail infrastructure project, Cross River Rail.The Queensland Government has released the shortlist of companies for the contract to build the state’s priority rail infrastructure project, Cross River Rail.

Three consortia have been shortlisted for the project’s Tunnel, Stations and Development public-private partnership package. These are: Pulse (CIMIC Group-led consortium, including Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, UGL, BAM, Ghella and DIF), Qonnect (QIC, Capella Capital, Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues) and CentriQ Partnerships (Plenary Group, ACCIONA, GS Engineering & Construction, Salini Impregilo and Spotless Group).

Two alliances have been shortlisted for the project’s Rail, Integration and Systems alliance package. These are: River City Alliance (Laing O’Rourke Australia, GHD, Aurecon Australasia and SYSTRA Scott Lister Australia) and the Unity Alliance (CPB Contractors, UGL Engineering, Jacobs Group (Australia) and AECOM Australia.

Acting Queensland Premier Jackie Trad said Cross River Rail will generate 7700 jobs during construction and stimulate decades of economic development opportunities across the state’s south east.

“Shortlisted companies will now be required to prepare detailed bids that demonstrate innovation and offer Queenslanders the highest possible value for money,” she said.

“Once the assessment process is complete, the consortia selected from these shortlists will be building this project.”

Cross River Rail is a 10.2km rail line between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills. It includes a 5.9km twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD.


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