Australia’s biggest public transport project.
VSL Australia will take part in the stage 2 of the Western Sydney Metro Construction, Australia’s biggest public transport project. As part of the Surface, Civil and Alignment Works package (SCAW), CPB Contractors has partnered with VSL to deliver the 3.3km of elevated rail viaduct precast segmental box girder superstructure, which will consist of approximately 1,100 segments. These will be produced out of the former WCX SPI precast facility in the Hunter region and will be erected in typical 40m span lengths using VSL’s existing underslung temporary beam.
The project stands out by its excellent sustainability approach - In addition to providing economical advantage, the use of the existing facility and the re-use of the underslung beam will help to reduce the need for fabrication of new steelwork and reduce the need for new land development.
The VSL Australia teams have a strong and recognized expertise of this specific construction method, thanks to successful works carried out previously on the Sydney Metro Northwest project.
The largest transport infrastructure project in the Tasmania island state’s history!
VSL Australia will contribute to the construction of the New Bridgewater Bridge, the largest transport infrastructure project in the island state’s history. McConnell Dowell, commissioned by the Tasmanian Department of State Growth to deliver the project, has chosen to partner with VSL for the precast and installation of the bridge deck over the Derwent River. The New Bridgewater Bridge is set to replace the existing one, which is now 75 years old and reaching the end of its life.
Old Bridgewater bridge
The new bridge will represent over 1.2km of elevated structure and will consist of almost 1,100 bridge segments, with typical spans of 65m, to be constructed in a challenging marine and environmental setting.
Through this process, the VSL teams will bring unique learning and innovation to the Tasmanian market, leaving a legacy project with remarkable aesthetic advantages, true to the heritage values of the river crossing and the previous four bridges.
Site works will commence later in the year and will be completed by the end of 2024. Congratulations and good luck to our teams in Australia!