The Australian market is an important growth area for SNC-Lavalin.
CANADIAN firm SNC Lavalin has been appointed integration and delivery partner for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.
Under the terms of a six-year contract, SNC-Lavalin and its local partners is to support Sydney Metro’s in-house resources to deliver a driverless railway including six new stations linking residential areas with employment hubs.
“SNC-Lavalin is fully committed to supporting governments, like Australia’s, as they press forward with infrastructure investments that develop sustainable communities and long-term economic growth,” said Ian L. Edwards, president and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.
“We commend Sydney Metro for being a catalyst for the industry by revolutionising rail travel in Australia.’’
The 23 km line is to become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities, businesses and travellers with the new Western Sydney International Airport and the growing region.
“The Australian market is an important growth area for SNC-Lavalin, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Sydney Metro and collaborate with local partners on this crucial project,’’ said Steve Morriss, SNC-Lavalin president for Middle East and Asia.
“As we begin rapid mobilisation of this project, we will leverage our global expertise and leading-edge project management services that help increase the predictability of infrastructure delivery, as well as whole life value.”
Sydney Metro is Australia’s largest public transport project. By the end of the decade, Sydney will have a world- class metro system with 46 stations and more than 113km of railway, revolutionising work, recreation and leisure commuting.
The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project is bankrolled by the Australian and New South Wales governments, who have a shared objective of having the line operational when Western Sydney International opens for passenger services.