North West Rail Link - Procurement

The $8.3 billion North West Rail Link (NWRL) is Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project currently under construction. The project is a vital rail connection between Rouse Hill and the greater Sydney Rail Network. The project is the first step in the NSW government’s city changing plan to provide fast, safe, efficient, single deck train services into the heart of Sydney via the Sydney’s Rail Future concept.
The project consists of twin 15km tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping – Australia’s longest rail tunnels, as well as the delivery of eight new stations.

Bamser Involvement In The Project

Bamser provided specialist tunnel constructability services as part of the Integrated Project Team in two specific phases aligned with the TfNSW development and procurement process. These were;

1. Working collaboratively to develop the tunnel and underground sections of the Product Definition Report and Constructability Report forming part of the Construction Plan and informing the EIS

2. Assisting in the RfP and evaluation process for the Tunnels and Stations Civil (TSC) package, $1.15B

The services considered some of the following;

• Construction plans and sub plans – deliverables required to inform the cost planning and programming teams
• Costing and programming exercises
• Submissions to the Value Engineer Committee
• Reviews of concept design packages
• Tunnels and Underground Structures Constructability Report
• Technical assessment of optimised construction methodology, through detailed tunnel construction planning
• Technical assessment and subsequently quantifying the tunnel strategy options, including hydrogeology interface and maintainability documentation input
• Input and responses to Public Submissions, during the EIS exhibition period
• Technical advice and assessment of temporary services, site staging and site layout
• Traffic planning (construction) assessments regarding site internal layout
• Shadow Tender cost estimates
• Tender evaluation and assessment input
• Transaction documentation advice

Bamser Contact

Tim Brown Director - Major Project Delivery
(07) 3217 5153

Project Details

Client / North West Rail Link Project Office (Transport for NSW)

Location / Sydney, New South Wales

Infrastructure Owner / New South Wales Government

Timeframe / December 2008 — October 2013

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