Construction contracts have been awarded for a new airport that is being built in Western Sydney, Australia.
A joint venture between Landlease and CPB Contractors will carry out the initial earthworks. A contract has also been awarded to Bechtel as delivery partner and project manager.
The site – which is 1,780 hectares in size – is almost twice the size of Sydney’s current airport, Kingsford Smith. As the site is located over 10km away from any developed area, work will be able to take place around the clock, speeding up the construction process.
Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel’s managing director for Australia, said, “Construction of the Western Sydney Airport is a once in a generation infrastructure development opportunity for the region and the country.”
The project is scheduled to be completed by 2026, and it is expected that the airport will service 10 million passengers a year.