Bechtel bags delivery partner contract for Western Sydney Airport from WSA
US engineering company Bechtel has been named as the Delivery Partner and Project Manager for the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport in Badgerys Creek, Sydney by WSA.
Western Sydney Airport
The Western Sydney Airport, which will be a new international and domestic airport in New South Wales, Australia is slated to be completed by the end of 2026 as per the latest construction industry news.
To be built on a land of around 1,780 hectares, the new Badgerys Creek airport is expected to be nearly twice the size of the existing Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney.
Ailie MacAdam – Bechtel’s managing director for Australia, commenting on the Western Sydney Airport, said: “Construction of the Western Sydney Airport is a once in a generation infrastructure development opportunity for the region and the country, and we are honoured to be working with the Commonwealth of Australia and WSA Co on this iconic project.
“The Bechtel team looks forward to partnering with the owners, contractors and suppliers on the project, bringing together some of the world’s best aviation and project management minds with local Western Sydney talent.”
According to Bechtel, the new airport in Western Sydney will offer the much-required additional aviation capacity to address increasing demand in the Sydney basin and enhance access to flights for people living in Western Sydney.
Bechtel is expected to work closely with WSA to handle the airport construction and also to make sure that the new Sydney airport project is completed safely on time, ready for passengers and aircraft in the next eight years.
The US engineering company had previously managed the construction of the Hong Kong International Airport.
In addition to the Delivery Partner contract, Bechtel also bagged a separate contract to assist WSA in handling the airport design project.
The Western Sydney Airport is anticipated to create over 11,000 jobs during the construction stage and close to 28,000 jobs in the first five years of operation.
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