SNC-Lavalin to provide engineering services on key Sydney tunnels

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Global consultancy to provide engineering services for Sydney Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour Tunnel asset management.

Global professional services and project management company SNC-Lavalin has been appointed to deliver engineering services associated with the asset management of Sydney Harbour Tunnel and the city’s new Western Harbour Tunnel.

Under a long-term services agreement, SNC-Lavalin will support Ventia, the asset management services provider for both tunnels, working for Transport for New South Wales. Ventia is one of the largest infrastructure service providers in Australia and New Zealand.

SNC-Lavalin will provide a range of engineering services, supporting Ventia’s engineering team, for the effective transition of existing operations of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel to Ventia, before operational commencement from September 2022. They will also support Ventia during the procurement, design and construction phases of the Western Harbour Tunnel, including through systems engineering and digital asset management.

Paul Callender, director of project and programme management services Australia and New Zealand for SNC-Lavalin, said: “This is a significant contract for us as we continue to increase our portfolio in Australia, delivering critical infrastructure which is reshaping cities and communities.”

SNC-Lavalin has had a presence in Australia for over 20 years and is currently involved in a number of major projects including the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport Line, Inland Rail, the largest freight rail infrastructure programme in Australia and the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane.