Industry Report – Projects

With 120 construction jobs being created during the construction phase, the joint venture says a further 60 new jobs will be created early next year when the project steps up to full production.Each Tuesday and Friday, CIN brings you the latest updates on major infrastructure projects – current and planned – across the nation. By tracking these updates, you can build your own database of substantial infrastructure projects about to commence or on the drawing boards.NEW SOUTH WALESRAILSydney CBD Metro (Proposed)Principal: Sydney MetroScope: Underground 7km rail line from Rozelle through Pyrmont and on to Central via Barangaroo-Wynyard, Martin Place and Town Hall SquareStatus: Sydney Metro will shortly seek expressions of interest for delivery of integrated metro operations, including: 1. Safety and security systems, rail systems including signalling and control, communications and passenger information, revenue protection systems. 2. Rolling stock, including maintenance and stabling facilities. 3. Operations, including control centre, third-party acceptances and accreditations. 4. Mechanical and electrical systems and services, including ventilation, traction power supply, lighting and emergency systems for tunnels, stations, access and all other facilities. 5. Stations, entrances, concourses and fit-out, including platform screen doors, vertical transportation and revenue protection systems. 6 Trackwork and support structures. Companies and consortia must register to be part of the EOI process. Registrations close May 15, 2009Purpose: Provide an integrated transport network that will work well into the future, meet the needs of growing workforce and maintain the status of Sydney as a global city; first step in delivering a metro system for SydneyContractors: NAValue: $4.8 billion(Update: Call for registrations of interest, April 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESBUILDINGBuilding the Education Revolution, Riverina and Western NSW regions (Proposed)Principal: Commerce, Education and TrainingScope: Construct new schools, refurbish existing facilitiesStatus: Managing contractor appointed April 2009Purpose: Largest-ever school building program in New South Wales, part of federal government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus PlanContractors: Laing O’Rourke (managing contractor)Value: NA (part of $2.8 billion program)(New project: State government announcement of contract award, April 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESWATER/WASTEWATERGlossodia, Freemans Reach, Wilberforce “Three Towns” Sewerage Scheme (Current)Principal: Sydney WaterScope: Reticulated sewerage service, including 20km transfer pipeline to transport wastewater to Richmond Sewage Treatment Plant, includes drilling beneath Hawkesbury River to install 760m-long, 250mm pipe that will connect two sides of river to enable wastewater from towns on north side to flow through transfer pipeline to Richmond Sewage Treatment Plant, on south side of riverStatus: Construction commenced April 2009, connections to be available from 2011Purpose: Part of Priority Sewerage ProgramContractors: MWH Australia, John Holland, United Group Infrastructure, Manidis RobertsValue: $138 million(New project: Sydney Water announcement of commencement of construction, April 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSPacific Highway Glenugie Duplication (Proposed)Principal: 7km section of Pacific Highway at Glenugie, 60km north of Coffs Harbour, to be duplicatedStatus: Federal government announcement of joint federal/state funding, April 2009; construction commencing end 2009, completion end 2011Purpose: Duplicate an additional 7km section of Pacific Highway towards long-term task of upgrading entire road between Sydney and NSW border; deliver safer driving and reduced travel timesContractors; NAValue: $60 million (New project: Federal government announcement of funding, April 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYENERGYLovegrove Zone Substation, Alice Springs (Current)Principal: Power and WaterScope: Upgrade zone substation, construct new switchyard, includes construction of 66kV transmission system to support development of new power station at Owen Springs, provision for third transformerStatus: Contract awarded April 2009, construction to be undertaken over next 18 monthsPurpose: Meet needs of growing populationContractors: Sitzler BrosValue: NA (Sitzler contract $13.8 million)(New project: NT government announcement of award of tender, April 2009)QUEENSLANDENERGYGladstone LNG Project (Proposed)Principal: Santos (60%), Petronas (40%)Scope: 450km gas pipeline from Bowen and Surat basin coal seam methane fields to Gladstone, initial 3.5Mtpa LNG, ultimate capacity 10Mtpa; LNG liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, Gladstone Status: Fairview to Gladstone pipeline front end engineering design contract awarded to GHD, pipeline to be 432km in length and used to deliver CSG from the Bowen and Surat field to the liquefaction plant, April 2009; draft environmental impact statement submitted on March 30, 2009; final investment decision first half 2010; first gas cargoes 2014Purpose: Develop Santos coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas strategyContractors: (FEED downstream components), GHD (Gladstone pipeline FEED)Value: $7.7 billion(Update: Santos announcement of award of FEED contract to GHD, April 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSClem Jones Tunnel – CLEM7 (Current)Principal: Brisbane City CouncilScope: 6.8km toll road includes twin, two-lane 4.8km tunnels to connect Woolloongabba in south to Bowen Hills in north, to be the first section of new M7 motorwayStatus: Contract awarded to Clearmake to design, manufacture, install and commission groundwater treatment plant, April 2009; project completion 2010Purpose: Previously called North-South Bypass Tunnel, CLEM7 to link to five existing major motorways and arterial roads on north and south sides of the Brisbane River, bypass CBD, reduce travel time by 30%Contractors: RiverCity Motorway Consortium (Leighton Contractors-Baulderstone-Bilfinger Berger; Clearmake (groundwater treatment plant)Value: $2 billion(Update: Clearmake announcement of award of contract by RiverCity Motorway Consortium, April 2009)QUEENSLANDWATERWivenhoe Dam-Toowoomba Pipeline (Current)Principal: Toowoomba Regional Council-LinkWaterScope: 38km underground pipeline to transfer water from Wivenhoe Dam near Brisbane to Cressbrook Dam near ToowoombaStatus: Just over 10% of 38km water pipeline completed, project on track for completion January 2010Purpose: Supply 14,200 million litres of water per year from Wivenhoe Dam Contractors: Clough, Diversified Construction, Maunsell AECOM (design and build)Value: $187 million(Update: State government announcement of pipeline status, April 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAENERGYHoneymoon Uranium Mine, 400km northeast of Adelaide (Current)Principal: Uranium One Inc (51%), Mitsui & Co (49%)Scope: 400tpa in situ recovery wellfield process plant and related infrastructureStatus: Construction commenced April 2009; production commencing 2010Purpose: Develop indicated resource of 6.5 million pounds of U3O8 to produce 880,000lbpa over six-year mine lifeContractors: Ausenco (EPCM)Value: $118 million(Update: State government announcement of status, April 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARAILBelair Rail Line Upgrade (Current)Principal: Transport, Energy and InfrastructureScope: Replace existing track between Goodwood and Belair, includes upgraded track formation (base layer) and ballast (rock material under sleepers), improved stormwater drainage, minor improvements to track geometry and alignment within existing rail corridor, new long-life, gauge convertible concrete sleepersStatus: Construction commenced April 2009, completion August 2009Purpose: Provide reliable and more comfortable services for commuters well into the futureContractors: John Holland, Coleman RailValue: NA (part of $2 billion public transport upgrade)(Update: State government announcement of project commencement, April 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGRosebery District High Redevelopment (Proposed)Principal: EducationScope: Upgrade existing general and specialist learning areas and multi-purpose hall, redevelop existing art space into combined science-art facility, relocate library and online centre, staff room and canteen, courtyard to be roofed, external play areas resurfaced and classrooms reflooredStatus: Call for tender closes May 20, 2009, construction commencing late May 2009, completion Term 2, 2010Purpose: Provide students with contemporary, flexible classrooms that will better suit their needs as well as significantly enhancing overall functionality of the schoolContractors: NAValue: $2 million(New project: State government announcement of call for tender, April 2009)

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