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Jacobs wins Project Management Contracts for North West Rail Link in Australia

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24 July 2013 – Pasadena, CA, USA – Jacobs Engineering Group has announced that it was selected as Contract Delivery Manager for two contracts on the North West Rail Link (NWRL) project in Sydney, Australia.

australia-rail-linkOfficials did not disclose the contract values, but noted that the New South Wales Government has allocated a budget of approximately $3.6 billion over the next four years for project development, property acquisition and early construction phases of the NWRL; one of Australia’s largest transportation infrastructure projects.

Jacobs was selected for two of three major contracts on the project: the tunnel and station civil works contract (TSC) and the surface and viaduct civil works contract (SVC). Under the terms of the contracts, Jacobs is providing project and contract management services as a member of the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) integrated project team. Jacobs’ scope of work includes contract delivery services for 14 miles (23 kilometers) of new rail line, including nine miles (15.5km) of twin tunnel and four miles (7.5 km) of surface and viaduct works, plus the civil works for eight new stations.

Jacobs Group Vice President Tom Quinn stated, “We are pleased to support the NWRL project by serving on the integrated delivery team; and to leverage our local and international infrastructure expertise to deliver this significant project for Sydney.”

TfNSW is a government agency that provides transport services within New South Wales, Australia, where several large rail projects are currently being implemented to meet the transport needs of Sydney’s growth areas. The NWRL is the first rail line in Sydney to provide a fully automated rapid transit system. More about TfNSW at http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/

More about the $8.3 Billion North West Rail Link project can be found at http://northwestrail.com.au/.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues of over $10 billion, Jacobs offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets.  Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Based in Pasadena, California, USA, Jacobs has more than 200 offices in 25+ countries. More at http://www.jacobs.com/

Source: Jacobs Engineering