Metro Tunnel Project issues A$113m piling and substructure contract

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An artist's impression of Parkville station. Photo: Melbourne Metro Tunnel.
An artist's impression of Parkville station. Photo: Melbourne Metro Tunnel.

A joint venture (JV) between Keller Group and Intrafor – a Bouygues company – has been awarded a A$200 million contract to construct the substructure retention walls and foundation piling for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Projects’ stations.

The 50:50 Keller Intrafor JV’s work will require two diaphragm wall cutters, four diaphragm wall grabs and up to 12 piling rigs. 

Keller and Intrafor have already provided a “significant amount” of early technical advice to optimise design.


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Work is expected to start immediately with the majority of it being complete by mid-2019.

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.”

The Melbourne Metro Tunnel is a new metro line running through the Melbourne Central Business District that will deliver twin 9km tunnels and five new underground stations.


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