KBR Awarded Railway Infrastructure Project In Australia

10 June 2015 Wednesday, 13:18

KBR announced today it has been awarded an alliance contract by the Victorian Government for Railroad Crossing Removal Projects in Victoria, Australia.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR and John Holland will remove four railroad crossings in Victoria. This work is expected to be performed over three years, with KBR providing design services for the railroad crossing removals and associated works in an integrated alliance with John Holland, VicRoads, Metro Trains Melbourne and Public Transport Victoria.

The grade separations will be the first undertaken by the Victorian Government as part of its program to remove 50 of the most dangerous and congested railroad crossings across Melbourne. The project will remove railroad crossings at Centre Road in Bentleigh, North Road in Ormond, McKinnon Road in McKinnon and Burke Road in Glen Iris.

Delivering the grade separations and station rebuilds at four sites as one coordinated package should create efficiencies in costs, reductions in disruptions to rail and road users and create accelerated delivery of safer transportation infrastructure.

KBR’s Engineering & Construction President for the Asia-Pacific, Ivor Harrington, said “we are looking forward to working with the alliance to deliver safer roads and railways for all Victorians, through this transformational infrastructure project”.

“The rail line will be lowered under the road at each location and stations will also be rebuilt to provide street level access down to the platforms. They will be safer, more accessible and will have better connections to other public transport modes,” Harrington said. “This work fits with both our Australian business plan and our core skills in the transport sector.”

For more than 50 years, KBR has contributed to many of Australia’s landmark transportation developments, including the continent-bridging Alice Springs to Darwin railway, and the Regional Rail Link which delivered Victoria’s largest rail network upgrade in 40 years.

The contract value was not disclosed. Expected revenue from the contract will be included in KBR’s second quarter 2015 backlog of unfilled orders for its Engineering & Construction business line. Work on the projects has commenced and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.

Source : KBR

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