The Fulton Hogan and Egis joint venture (FHE) has been awarded the contract to provide operation and maintenance services for the Sydney’s WestConnex Stage 3.
With contracts in place for operation and maintenance of Stages 1 and 2 of the WestConnex, the joint venture will now service all sections of Australia’s largest road infrastructure project.
WestConnex Stage 3 comprises of the M4-M5 Link and the Rozelle Interchange. The M4-M5 Link Tunnels will be 7.5 kilometre tunnels linking the M4 at Haberfield with the M8 at St Peters.
When complete in 2023, WestConnex will provide motorists with a continuous, 33-kilometre traffic-light free motorway network, with connections for future projects linking the north shore and northern beaches, Sydney Airport and the southern suburbs.
“Fulton Hogan is proud to deliver the operation and maintenance services for this significant and critical piece of infrastructure for communities in Sydney, alongside our long-term partner Egis,” said Glenn Johnson, Fulton Hogan General Manager Asset Management and Board member of FHE.
“Working as one contractor delivering the operation and maintenance for WestConnex ensures the safe and efficient upkeep of the tunnel and open road network.”
Michael Stephens, Egis Projects Asia Pacific Managing Director and Board member of FHE said an integrated operation and maintenance services across all three stages of WestConnex would be more efficient.
“The network approach to delivering integrated O&M services across all three stages of WestConnex will increase motorway availability and unlock service efficiencies that will contribute to a safe and reliable journey for motorists,” Mr Stephens said.
WestConnex is being delivered in four major stages. The contract award for Stage 3 follows successful services commencement on Stages 1 and 2 of the WestConnex, with the other completed stages including the new M4 tunnels (opened in July 2019) and the 9-kilometre M8 twin tunnels (opened in July 2020.)
The remaining stages will see the M4-M5 Link Tunnels and the Rozelle Interchange completed by 2023.
John Holland and CPB Contractors Joint Venture has been selected as the design and construction contractor for the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link, the final and critical component of the WestConnex project.