Ferrovial-Acciona Consortium Named Preferred Bidder for Pacific Highway
Upgrade in Australia
MADRID, April 3, 2014
MADRID, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Ferrovial and Acciona have been selected to design and build a 19.5 kilometre
section of the Pacific Highway in New South Wales. The project is Ferrovial's
first major infrastructure contract in Australia.
Ferrovial, a leading operator of infrastructure and cities, in partnership
with Acciona, a global provider of renewable energy, infrastructure and water
services, have been announced preferred bidders for the upgrade of a 19.5 km
section of the Pacific Highway between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads.
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The Pacific Highway is a heavily-transited route along the eastern seaboard in
Australia, linking Sydney, its largest city, to Brisbane, the third-largest.
The highway is being upgraded and expanded as part of theFederal and State
Government's plan to complete this link to a four-lane divided highway.
This Design and Construction Project will be Ferrovial's first major
infrastructure project in Australia, where it is also bidding for several
infrastructure projects. More than 15,000 motorists travel on the Warrell
Creek to Nambucca section of the Pacific Highway every day.
The upgrade of this heavily-travelled section is being co-financed by the
Australian and New South Wales governments. The project includes the design
and construction of the 19.5 km section, including new bridges over the
Nambucca river at Macksville and Warrell Creek, and two new grade separated
interchanges. Following a detailed design phase, construction is expected to
commence in the second half of the year 2014.
This contract strengthens Ferrovial international business. The company is
carrying on major infrastructure projects in the United States, where itis
developing the LBJ and North Tarrant Express highways projects in Texas under
the 'managed lanes' scheme. In Canada, the company is in charge of the
expansion of the 407 ETR in Toronto. Ferrovial is also playing a key role in
the development of Crossrail, the project that proposes to increaseby 10%
London's rail capacity through the construction of 118 kilometres of
Ferrovial, a leading operator of infrastructure and cities, is committed to
developing sustainable solutions. The company has 65,000 employees and a
presence in over 25 countries. Its main business areas are: Services, Toll
Roads, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35
index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the
Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial manages Highway 407 in
Toronto, Heathrow Airport in London, Chicago Skyway in USA, and the Ausol toll
road in Spain, among other assets. It also provides municipal services in the
United Kingdom and Spain.
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