First major contract awarded for $2bn High Capacity Metro Train project in VIC

Monica Gameng   |   April 4, 2017

Downer EDI has awarded the first major contract on the multi-billion dollar High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) project in Victoria. Melbourne-based civil construction company Civilex has been awarded a $20 million contract to deliver bulk earthworks as well as internal roads and drainage on the new HCMT Depot.

As part of this major transport project, the HCMT Depot is going to be built to serve as a maintenance facility and stabling yard for Melbourne’s next generation of high capacity trains.

“As part of the delivery of the new trains, Downer is building a depot in Pakenham East. The depot will include maintenance facilities, a stabling yard and a train simulator, and will have the flexibility to cater for future train maintenance needs of the network,” said Downer CEO of Infrastructure Services Sergio Cinerari.

Source: Civilex

The HCMT Depot site is located on a 118-hectare land in Pakenham East, right at the end of the Cranbourne-Pakenham Line. The new depot will be creating up to 400 jobs during peak construction as well as 100 long-term jobs once it is operational.

“The HCMT project is on track to deliver new trains for Melbourne and new jobs and investment for all Victorians. We are building the new fleet for Victorians and by Victorians,” Mr Cinerari said.

Civilex’s work on the project will take up to five months to complete and will employ 30 to 40 workers.

An ICN Gateway page for the HCMT Depot has also been launched and it currently lists 10 work packages where local suppliers can submit their expressions of interest.

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Source: Downer Group and Civilex

Monica Gameng
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