Downer scores METRONET contract

Downer is a member of the NEWest Alliance, which has been selected as preferred contractor to deliver the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie-Cockburn Link for Perth’s METRONET program.

The project will be delivered in a joint venture partnership with CPB Contractors, part of CIMIC Group, and under an alliance-style contract. Project funding is through the Western Australian and Federal governments.

“We are pleased that our expertise in the design and construction of heavy rail, tracks, stations and rail bridges has been recognised,” Downer’s Chief Executive Officer, Grant Fenn, said.

Downer’s scope of work includes railway construction, relocation of freight lines, station platform extensions, station construction and other station modifications, construction of new road-over-rail bridges and other associated work.

Construction is expected to commence in May 2020, with the project scheduled to be completed in 2023.