The joint venture of Systra and KBR has been awarded an independent certification services contract for the Sydney Metro West project.
As part of this package, the joint venture will independently certify several work packages, including tunnelling, stations, integrated station development, line wide systems, trains, control systems, maintenance and operations through design, construction, and completion.
The Systra – KBR team draws on the individual company experience in delivering design and IC services on Sydney Metro Northwest and Sydney Metro City & Southwest. The joint venture will perform the independent certification services’ role through an independent lens while contributing to the solution that will deliver substantial transport, employment and housing benefits for the Sydney community.
Systra Australia was also named the winner of the independent certification services for Sydney Metro Northwest and the Sydney Metro City & Southwest projects.
The Sydney Metro West underground railway will connect Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.
The metro connection will be 24 km – long served by nine new stations confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.
In 2021, Bechtel was named the integration and delivery partner for the project. In July, the government of New South Wales awarded Acciona Construction Australia – Ferrovial Construction Australia joint venture a AUD 1.96 billion (USD 1.4 billion) contract to perform tunnelling works for 11 km twin tunnel and excavation and civil works for five new stations.
The construction works started on the Sydney Metro West in 2020 and the new connection is expected to enter passenger transport services in 2030.
When completed, the new railway line will transform the Sydney’s transport system, doubling the 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.