Arcadis has announced that along with joint-venture partner BG&E, it will design the Tunnel and Station Excavation (TSE) Works for Stage 2 of  the $12.5-billion Sydney Harbour Metro – Australia’s largest public transport project to date. 

This project follows another Sydney Metro win for Arcadis - the Underground Station Design and Technical Services (USDTS) contract, this time with Mott MacDonald as joint lead.

The TSE works will include the excavation of six new underground metro stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo; Tunnel dive structures at Chatswood and Marrickville and a range of civil works across the project. 

According to Phil Kajewski, managing director – Infrastructure Australia Pacific, Arcadis, “With our joint-venture partner BG&E, we will bring a combination of our global metro experience together with a long Australian heritage, going back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.”

The Arcadis and BG&E joint-venture will provide civil and structural design services as part of the construction of the twin 15.5km long tunnels which will run from Chatswood, through the CBD and on to Sydenham, including a crossing under Sydney Harbour.