SYDNEY, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by the NSW Government as its Integration and Delivery Partner for Sydney Metro West, a major driverless metro rail line which will connect Greater Parramatta and the Sydney Central Business District, cutting travel time between the two destinations to about 20 minutes.
This is a landmark project for the NSW Government and a once-in-a-century infrastructure investment that will transform Sydney for generations to come, doubling rail capacity between the two CBDs, linking new communities to rail services and supporting employment growth and housing supply. The project is expected to create about 10,000 direct and 70,000 indirect jobs during construction. More facts on the timeline and scope of works for Sydney Metro West can be found at https://www.sydneymetro.info/west/project-overview
This role is additional to Bechtel's current work with Sydney Metro as its Delivery Partner for the Tunnels, Stations and Excavation package on Sydney Metro, City & South West. Bechtel is also the Commonwealth Government's Delivery Partner on the new Western Sydney Airport.
"Sydney Metro West is a vital piece of infrastructure for NSW, and we are honored to be working with the NSW Government and Sydney Metro on this transformational project," said Scott Osborne, Bechtel's General Manager for Asia Pacific.
"Sydney is our Infrastructure headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. This project further reinforces our commitment to infrastructure in NSW and Australia. We look forward to partnering with Sydney Metro, contractors, suppliers and the local workforce to deliver a world class rail line for the people of NSW."
The award builds on Bechtel's near 65-year history of delivering complex mega projects in Australia. Aside from roles on major infrastructure including Sydney Metro and Western Sydney Airport, Bechtel has delivered a number of liquified natural gas mega-projects at Curtis Island, Queensland and Wheatstone, Western Australia, as well as significant work in mining across the country.
About Bechtel Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com
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