Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has announced that it has been selected as Contract Delivery Manager for two contracts on the North West Rail Link (NWRL) project in Sydney, Australia. Officials did not disclose the contract values, but noted that the New South Wales Government has allocated a budget of approximately $3.6bn over the next four years for project development, property acquisition and early construction phases of the NWRL; one of Australia’s largest transportation infrastructure projects. Jacobs was selected for two of three major contracts on the project: the 15.5km long twin tube tunnels and station civil works contract (TSC) and the surface and viaduct civil works contract (SVC).
Under the terms of the contracts, Jacobs is providing project and contract management services as a member of the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) integrated project team. Jacobs’ scope of work includes contract delivery services for 23km of new rail line, including the 15.5km of twin tunnel and 7.5km of surface and viaduct works, plus the civil works for eight new stations.
Jacobs Group Vice President Tom Quinn stated, “We are pleased to support the NWRL project by serving on the integrated delivery team; and to leverage our local and international infrastructure expertise to deliver this significant project for Sydney.”
TfNSW is a government agency that provides transport services within New South Wales, Australia, where several large rail projects are currently being implemented to meet the transport needs of Sydney’s growth areas. The NWRL is the first rail line in Sydney