Western Sydney International Airport : ACCIONA, CPB Contractors bag landing runway contract

ACCIONA in consortium with CPB Contractors has bagged a contract to construct the landing runway for the new Western Sydney International Airport (Nancy Bird Walton International Airport) in Australia.

While ACCIONA is a Spanish infrastructure company, CPB Contractors is Australasian construction company of the CIMIC Group.

The two companies will work under a 50:50 joint venture and will be responsible for the design and construction of a 3,700m-long runway, the service roads, 3,000 runway landing lights, power supply, and the commissioning and the integration of all the safety and navigation systems for the facilities.

The first stage of the Western Sydney International Airport will have the capacity for nearly 10 million passengers annually. It will grow eventually with demand to become among the largest gateways to Australia.​

ACCIONA, CPB Contractors bag landing runway contract for the Western Sydney International Airport

ACCIONA, CPB Contractors bag landing runway contract for the Western Sydney International Airport. Photo courtesy of ACCIONA.

The Australian government is investing AUD 5.3 billion ($3.84 billion) in the Western Sydney International Airport, which is slated to open to international as well as domestic and air cargo services in late 2026.

CPB Contractors said that the design and construction contract will deliver revenue of around AUD 265 million ($191.97 million).

Earlier the consortium of CPB Contractors and ACCIONA had won contracts for two earthworks packages for the Western Sydney International Airport.

Jason Spears — CPB Contractors Managing Director said: “CPB Contractors will work closely with our client to deliver these aviation facilities for the millions of passengers who will be using the new Western Sydney International Airport.

“We will leverage our experience in delivering major projects in Western Sydney to maximise training and jobs for local people and economic opportunities for local suppliers.”

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