AUSTRALIA: Two consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the Integrated Metro Operations contract for phase 1 of Sydney Metro between Central and Rozelle.

The successful bidders are:

  • Kujika consortium, comprising Bovis Lend Lease, Downer EDI, Keolis, McConnell Dowell, Thales and financial advisor Plenary Group;

  • Met One, comprising Serco, Bombardier Transportation, Laing O’Rourke and Hastings Management.

The IMO contract includes supplying the trains, track and E&M systems and fitting out the six stations, as well as operation and maintenance of the 7 km line. The contract is due to be awarded in late 2010.