The largest ever public transportation project in the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne Metro Rail, has attracted strong interest from international and local construction companies through the formal Registration of Interest process.
A total of 44 organisations from 11 different countries have formally registered their interest in the largest package of works on the mega-project, which includes two 9km rail tunnels and five underground stations, and which will be one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects.
The companies are together responsible for the completion of infrastructure projects in over 63 countries worldwide.
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Six out of the top ten construction companies in the world have registered their interest, as have four out of Australia’s top-5 non-residential construction companies (Lend-Lease, Thiess, Brookfield Multiplex and CPB).
A number of the interested construction companies are currently involved in some of the world’s largest public transport projects including Crossrail, in London, and Riyadh Metro, in Saudi Arabia.
The formal registrations of interest are for the design and build of the tunnels and stations, as well as the financing, operating and maintaining the infrastructure.
Additional works will be delivered through separate procurement packages, including relocation of existing services, reconfiguration of existing tracks, and high capacity and conventional signalling upgrades.