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Transport for New South Wales has received two proposals for the Operations, Trains and Systems (OTS) Package of the North West Rail link project, which is being procured via a PPP contract.
The two proposals will be assessed before the NSW Government awards the multi-billion dollar contract in the second half of next year.
The two consortia are the following:
The contract includes:
Gladys Berejiklian, NSW's transport minister, said:
The cream of the crop from across Australia and around the world have put a massive amount of work into these proposals - to ensure we deliver the best project for our customers.The total project cost is estimated at A$8.3 billion (US$7.5 billion).
In July, the government of New South Wales awarded a $1.15 billion contract for the tunnels design-build contract of the North West Rail Link to a consortium that includes Thiess (Leighton group), John Holland (Leighton group) and Spanish firm Dragados.