MRO Magazine

Jacobs in Joint Venture for Melbourne Metro Rail Project Contract


June 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

PASADENA, Calif.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that the Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald (AJM) joint venture has been appointed as the technical, planning and engagement advisor for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project in Victoria, Australia.

The AJM JV is supporting the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) in progressing technical, planning and engagement work for the project, with key activities already underway. The MMRA is responsible for overseeing planning works, the development of a project reference design, undertaking site investigations, planning approvals, procurement, construction delivery and project commissioning.

Company officials did not disclose the contract value.

The Melbourne Metro Rail Project unlocks critically needed capacity in Melbourne’s rail network and begins transforming the network into an international metro-style rail system. It includes two nine-kilometer rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra as part of a new Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham line; new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain; train/tram interchanges at Parkville and Domain; and rail tunnel entrances at South Kensington and South Yarra.

The project is expected to allow for 20,000 more passengers to use Melbourne’s rail network during the peak hour, ease congestion on St. Kilda Road/Swanston Street, one of the world’s busiest tram corridors, and pave the way for further extensions to the rail network.

Jacobs Group Vice President Michael Shirley said, “As a member of the AJM joint venture, we are thrilled to be part of a world class team leveraging our comprehensive rail experienceand expertise to play a key role in this significant, city-shaping project.”

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Robin Shermer, 817-735-6284