AUSTRALIA: BESIX Watpac has been awarded a A$217m contract to build Barangaroo station on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.
The station will be located to the northwest of the city centre, close to the Walsh Bay Arts & Cultural precinct. The contract includes the underground station platforms and full fit-out, the station entrance, pedestrian and cycling facilities, the surrounding roads and public realm works including footpaths, tree planting, lighting and street furniture.
‘Barangaroo Station is a landmark project for BESIX Watpac and a major milestone in our strategy to combine the best of our global expertise with our proven Australian experience’, said CEO Jean-Pol Bouharmont on March 16. ‘Barangaroo station represents an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our capability as a multi-disciplinary contractor specialising in complex projects, and deliver a special result’.
The station will be 30 m underground. Excavation of the cavern is now complete after two years of work to remove about 650 000 tonnes of dirt and rock, and work on the station is expected to begin in October for comepltion in 2023.
Services are scheduled to start in 2024, offering a journey time of 44 min to Rouse Hill, 26 min to Belmore, 24 min to Epping and 3 min to Victoria Cross.