Keller with Intrafor (KIJV), part of Bouygues Construction, has been awarded a AUS$200M (£113M) contract for work on the Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne.
The contract includes the construction of the substructure retention walls and foundation piling for five new stations on the proposed twin 9km tunnels. The project will require two diaphragm wall cutters, four diaphragm wall grabs and up to 12 piling rigs.
Keller and Intrafor provided early technical advice to optimise design and buildability.
The JV is currently mobilising teams and equipment with work starting this month. While the majority of KIJV packages will finish mid 2019, it is anticipated that work will continue through to 2020.
Keller CEO Alain Michaelis said “Our global scale and expertise, in combination with a strong track record of successful work in Melbourne, made us ideally placed to win work on this landmark project.”
Last week, the largest archaeological digs in Melbourne’s history started on the project sites for the £6.21bn Metro Tunnel.