VINCI wins bridge replacement contract in Australia
21 December 2020 - 8:30 am - New contracts - Australia
• Bridge replacement on Kings Highway, the main road link between Canberra and New South Wales
• Strong focus on environmental outcomes
• A 114 million AUD contract (€70 million)
Seymour Whyte, a VINCI Construction subsidiary based in Australia, will build a new 349 metre bridge on the Kings Highway, above the Clyde River (New South Wales).
The contract, worth 114 million AUD (€70 million), involves demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the new one, including abutment works. The project also covers an improved approach to the bridge, wider lanes and shoulders, safety barriers, and landscaping works on the riverbank.
Seymour Whyte previously supported the client (Transport for NSW - TfNSW) in design improvements to constructability and environmental outcomes. Construction will be carried out by working closely with stakeholders, including the local aquaculture industry. Control measures for erosion, sediment, biodiversity, and translocation of seagrasses will also be implemented on the project to preserve natural environments.
The new bridge will provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway.
VINCI is a global player in concessions, construction and energy businesses, employing more than 217,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.