News bulletin 15:
News bulletin 15: 24 Apr 2019


A Salini Impregilo and Clough joint venture has been awarded the $5.1 billion contract to build the Snowy Hydro 2.0 power station and will undertake civil works to link the existing Tantangara and Talbingo dams by a series of tunnels and build the power station and pumping stations almost 1 km underground.
 
Downer Group is set to acquire The Roading Company in New Zealand that is involved in road reconstruction and realignment, urban upgrades, pavement stabilisation and more.

The WA Government is seeking contractors to design and construct the Metronet Bayswater Station, bridge over King William Street and the Code Street underpass. The project will form the rail junction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the existing Midland Line.
 
The QLD Government has announced the Pulse Consortium will build the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project that comprises 10.2 km rail line plus the tunnel and stations. The consortium is led by CIMIC's CPB Contractors and Pacific Partnerships, along with UGL and internationals DIF, BAM and Ghella.
 
Two construction contracts have been awarded to Fulton Hogan for Melbourne Airport to provide a new taxiway network of 270,000 m2 of paved area and master-grading of apron areas around Terminal 2.

In News Bulletin 7 earlier this year, it was noted that under-designed precast panels and their supporting hob beams were partially responsible for the damage to the Opal Tower in Sydney. The Concrete Institute of Australia acknowledges the matter is far more complex than the general statement in the news piece referring to precast concrete, and the paragraph has been removed.

Image: Tantagara Dam.