Vinci awarded two contracts in Australia
By Catrin Jones17 March 2022
Seymour Whyte, an Australian subsidiary of Vinci Construction, has been awarded two new contracts in the country worth approximately AUD528 million (US$373 million) in total.
In a joint venture with BMD, Seymour Whyte has been awarded a contract for landside civil and building works for the future Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. Thsi has a scheduled opening date of 2026.
The project, worth approximately AUD 380 million (US$268 million), includes the integration of the new M12 motorway – linking the airport to the Sydney motorway network, and the airport’s two metro stations.
Over in Melbourne, Seymour Whyte has been awarded the AUD148 million (US$104 million) Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road upgrade in the East of the city by Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV).
The project, starting in early 2022, involves a 5km road duplication, two new bridges, and a 5.5km shared user path. The upgrade will aim to improve travel times, reduce congestion, and boost safety.
The project will minimise its environmental impact by using a 30% recycled asphalt product, reinforced concrete with recycled plastic used in place of steel reinforcing mesh and building 23 fauna underpasses.