Bilfinger Berger's Valemus wins € 170 million of Australian road contracts
By Steve Skinner22 July 2010
Valemus, Bilfinger Berger's Australian subsidiary, has won two contracts valued at € 170 million for highway projects in New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.
The first contract involves construction of an 8,6 km long four-lane bypass around the city of Bulahdelah as part of the Pacific Highway. The bypass represents the final link in the southern section of the Pacific Highway and is scheduled for completion in late 2012. The project will also involve the construction of 12 bridges, a major interchange and several kilometers of noise barriers.
In Queensland, Valemus will design and construct a 4,2 km long section of the Bruce Highway, which will pass through an area of tropical rainforest. Due to the sensitive nature of the area the project will have to meet strict requirements with regard to protecting the environment.
The project is based on an alliance contract between the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Valemus and consultant Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation.
Alliance manager, Matthew Quy-Verlander said, "It is an exciting challenge to deliver this important infrastructure project in the high rainfall area of tropical North Queensland and in a sensitive World Heritage rainforest.
"Depending on the weather, we are aiming to complete the project by late 2012 and look forward to leaving a positive legacy for the surrounding community and natural environment," he said.