Railway industry is invited to lodge expressions of interest (EOI) in tendering for the design and construction of the USD 2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project. The EOI period would close on March 12.
“The industry briefing attracted more than 200 representatives from some of the best and most innovative construction companies in Australia and internationally. The State Government is now ready to invite industry to show us their readiness to build Perth’s newest rail line,” Transport Minister Dean Nalder said.
The contract will be awarded as a single design and construct package, which will include tunnel and civil infrastructure, track, stations and rail systems including signalling, communications and power.
“Once the EOI period is complete, the Public Transport Authority will select a short-list of companies – either as an individual company or in consortia – and invite them to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP will provide us with all the information we need to select the best company for the job by mid-2016, so construction can begin later that year,” the Minister said.
The Forrestfield-Airport Link will open up a new rail corridor to Perth’s eastern suburbs, as well as connecting the city to Perth Airport. It will create a 20-minute rail journey from Perth’s eastern suburbs to the city and will feature three new stations – Airport West (Belmont), Consolidated Airport and Forrestfield.
For more information, visit the Tenders WA site.