Acciona has won the largest contract in the company's history in Australia, consisting of the construction of a tunnel in Sydney valued at 4,240 million Australian dollars (2,800 million euros). The Spanish company will be in charge of building this infrastructure, which will order traffic in the western area of the Australian port.
The project is emblematic for the city and has been tendered by the local government. Not only is it strategic for the city, but it forced the contractor to find a solution that respected the residential areas of local communities and biodiversity. For Acciona, this is not only a great economic achievement, but also for engineering.
The infrastructure, known as the Western Harbor Tunnel, will be added to other projects developed by Acciona in the country, including the Sydney Opera House, the Anzac Bridge and various road interconnections on the WestConnex M4-M5 highway.
The forecast is that the works of the new project will begin to be carried out at the end of 2023 and will last for five years. With this contract, Acciona joins other large Spanish construction groups such as ACS, which are winning important contracts in Australia.
Acciona explains that the design of the project for the third crossing of Sydney Harbor is the result of collaboration between the industry and the Government of New South Wales to achieve an innovative solution.