The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – has been selected to build the $6bn Melbourne Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations, the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history.
The decision follows an extensive competitive tender process with the world’s most experienced construction and tunnelling contractors. The two other finalists to lose out on the contract were:
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▪ Continuum Victoria – comprising ACCIONA Infrastructure, Ferrovial Agroman, Honeywell, Downer EDI and Plenary Origination
▪ Moving Melbourne Together – comprising Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, Ghella, Salini Impregilo, Serco and Macquarie Capital
The project will include the construction of 9km of twin tunnels, and five new underground stations.
Early works are well underway, with major construction on the tunnel and stations expected to start next year.