Airport Link & Northern Busway - Tender Support

The Thiess John Holland (TJH) Joint Venture were selected by the QLD State Government to undertake the design, construction and commissioning of:
• Airport Link (the most complex road and tunnel engineering feat in Queensland’s history)
• Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron); and the
• Airport Roundabout Upgrade Projects.

The primary component of Airport Link is a $3.4 Billion toll road (the majority underground), between Brisbane’s Northern Suburbs, the airport and the inner city.

Bamser Involvement In The Project 

Bamser provided key individuals into the TJH team for the duration of the tender process.

Significant tasks completed included:
• Constructability assessments and detailed program review of all underground structures
• Productivity analysis and cost planning based on first principles analysis
• Coordination and review of the tunnel profile design, vertical and horizontal road geometry, space proofing, and tunnelling equipment selection
• Leading the tunnelling group through pre-bid, EOI and Optioneering phases of the tender process to recommend the final alignment and functional design for the significantly increased tunnel component.

Now complete, Airport Link is the longest road tunnel in Australia at 6.7km long.

Bamser Contact

Tim Brown Director - Major Project Delivery
(07) 3217 5153   timbrown@bamser.com.au

Project Details

Client / Thiess John Holland JV

Location / Brisbane, Queensland

Infrastructure Owner / Queensland Government

Project Value / $4.8 billion

Timeframe / December 2006 — July 2008

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