The Western Australian Government has committed to deliver the Forrestfield-Airport Link Project (FAL). As depicted above, the proposed FAL electrified railway line links the Perth eastern suburb of Forrestfield to the city. The majority of the 8.5 km double track line will be located in an underground tunnel. The new line connects with the existing Midland line north of the existing Bayswater Station.
The project is an integral component of Perth’s long-term public transport network and is designed to meet existing and future public transport demand by providing improved connectivity between Perth’s eastern suburbs, Perth Airport and its business hubs, and the Perth Central Business District.
The presentation will provide an overview of the project and discuss in more detail the design of the major elements of the project including the tunnels and cross passages, dive structures, egress shafts and portal buildings and the three new stations at Belmont, Airport Central and Forrestfield. The presentation will end with an update on the construction progress.
Adrian is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years' extensive experience developing, leading and managing multi-disciplinary design teams and projects in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the Middle East. Adrian has a background across all facets of project development with expertise from concept design to execution. He is currently Design Manager, responsible for the management of the one hundred strong Integrated Design Team (GHD, Coffey, Geodata, Ansaldo) in the delivery of the detailed design of the Forrestfield Airport Link for PTA. Prior to this Adrian undertook the role of Engineering Manager & AMT Member delivering Perth Stadium Station Rail Project, playing an integral role as a member of the PRISM Alliance team that successfully bid for the new Perth Stadium Station Rail project and made significant contributions positioning the project for success.
Lorenzo is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with 15+ years' experience and has been working with Geodata for the past 8 years. He has worked mainly overseas (Algeria, Australia, India, Qatar, Mexico and Singapore) in projects involving design of Tunnels (mined and TBM), earth retaining systems and cut-and-cover structures predominantly for metro, railways and road projects.He's currently the Tunnel and U/G civil works Area Manager for the delivery of the Detailed Design of the Forrestfield Airport Link (FAL) Project in Perth.
In his previous working experiences, prior to joining Geodata, in Australia and UK, Lorenzo was involved in design and supervision of ground investigations, geotechnical monitoring, geotechnical modelling and preparation of Geotechnical Baseline Reports for diverse projects (i.e. Crossrail, London).