Canadian company SNC-Lavalin and independent consulting company, HKA and Infrastructure Nation, have been jointly appointed as integration and delivery partners for Sydney Metro on the Western Sydney Airport project.
SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering, rail and construction company with recognised international rail expertise, was part of the consortium selected by the federal government in 2017 to deliver core component of the concept design for rail infrastructure on the project.
Under the terms of the new six-year contract, SNC-Lavalin, HKA and their local partners will support Sydney Metro’s in-house resources to support the project development, helping develop the project’s integration and delivery tools, systems and procedures.
Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin has previously worked on the domestic terminal building for Yinchuan in China’s western province of Ningxai and served as independent consultant engineer for light rail transit lines in the Greater Kuala Lumpur. As of 2019, the company had 52, 435 employees.
HKA has been involved in some of the world’s most prestigious transport mega projects over four decades, including the High Speed 2 high-speed railway system in the UK, Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high speed rail, and the Marmaray rail tube tunnel and commuter mass transit system in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer of SNC-Lavalin commended Sydney Metro for “being a catalyst for the industry by revolutionising rail travel in Australia.”
“SNC-Lavalin is fully committed to supporting governments, like Australia’s, as they press forward with infrastructure investments that develop sustainable communities and long-term economic growth,” Mr Edwards said.
The 23 kilometre Western Sydney Airport railway will link residential areas with job hubs including the new Aerotropolis, and connect travellers from the new airport to the rest of Sydney’s public transport system.
The $11 billion project will add six new metro stations at St Marys, Orchard Hills, Luddenham, two stations within the airport site and one station in the commercial heart of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis (the area proposed to be named Bradfield).