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Botany terminal construction contract down to two

<p>Two companies have been shortlisted to construct a third terminal at Port Botany.</p> <p>Leighton-Van Oord joint venture and Baulderstone Hornibrook-Jan De Nul joint venture are in competition for the lucrative contract.</p> <p>The Port Botany expansion will provide a container terminal with five berths and back-up areas on 60 ha, to be reclaimed immediately adjacent to the existing container terminals at the port.</p> <p>The design and construct contract involves the development of infrastructure for the new terminal, associated dredging, road and rail works and services, foreshore and environmental enhancement works.</p> <p>New South Wales ports minister Joe Tripodi said six registrations were received for the nationally and internationally advertised contract.</p> <p>&#8220There was substantial interest from strong contenders,&#8221 he said.</p> <p>&#8220In both cases, these applications have been received from large, experienced and respected Australian companies working in partnership with overseas companies with extensive experience in major dredging and reclamation projects.&#8221</p> <p>Next year, Sydney Ports Corporation will invite registrations of interest for the establishment of stevedoring operations at the new terminal area.</p> <br />