Amsterdam, 18 December 2017 - Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, today announced that Cross Yarra Partnership has signed a contract with Melbourne Metro Rail Authority to finance, design, construct and maintain the Tunnel and Stations Package for approximately 25 years as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.
The Metro Tunnel will be Victoria's biggest ever public transport project and Cross Yarra Partnership will deliver twin nine-kilometer tunnels and five new underground stations at North Melbourne (Arden), Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac.
Cross Yarra Partnership is a consortium of Lendlease, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital.
The Cross Yarra Partnership Design Joint Venture (Arcadis, Arup & WSP) are pleased and excited that their team, Cross Yarra Partnership, has been awarded the Tunnels and Stations PPP contract. We look forward to developing and implementing the innovative proposals that were the backbone of our bid, which we believe will deliver the world class transport system that matches Melbourne's aspirations for its future.
Cross Yarra Partnership was announced as the preferred tenderer for the $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership in July 2017.
The Design Joint Venture mobilized the best international talent from their partner companies, bringing experience from metros in Hong Kong, Singapore and London's Crossrail to the bid team, with a wide range of specialist skill-sets from dynamic modelling of passenger movement to noise and vibration analysis as well as traditional engineering skills. This team is now being re-mobilized to deliver the detailed designs.