June 28, 2024

Webuild celebrates milestone on SSTOM Project for Sydney Metro

First concrete pour at future St Marys Station

Sydney, June 28, 2024 – Webuild and its Parklife Metro consortium partners responsible for the design and construction of six stations along the new Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport line have marked a major milestone with the laying of the foundation for the future St Marys Metro Station. The 23-kilometre line will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities and travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the growing region. Workers for the Parklife Metro Design and Construct Joint Venture, led by Webuild, began the first of 19 concrete pours to create the so-called base slab at the bottom of the box that will become the station. The pour comes after 156 piles were drilled into the ground to support the slab, the future structure of the station and the buildings that will eventually be built above ground. Each section of the base slab requires an average of 52 square metres of formwork, 200 tonnes of steel reinforcement and an average concrete pour of approximately 470 cubic metres. In total, 14,500 tonnes of steel reinforcement will be used.

The box area where St Marys Metro Station is being built is 350 metres long and 22 metres wide. The station will be located approximately 21 metres underground inside the box area. Above ground, two- and three-storey building are to be erected.

Formally known as the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) package, the works include the delivery of 12 metro trains, core rail systems and a stabling and maintenance facility. Parklife Metro will also operate and maintain the line for 15 years once it becomes operational. Webuild’s Parklife partners include Plenary, Siemens and RATP Dev.

The St Marys Metro Station will provide customers easy access to bus services, as well as walking and cycling links. It will have a concourse bridge, connecting the north and south of the station precinct. It will also act as an important transport interchange, playing a vital role in the revitalisation and renewal of St Marys as a strategic centre.

Webuild is working on similar projects elsewhere in the world. In Rome, it is developing the Venezia Station at the historic square of the same name for Line C. In Naples, it recently raised the metal roofing of the future Capodichino station, which will connect the railway, port and airport, a rarity anywhere in the world. In Australia, Webuild completed a little more than a year ago the Airport Line in PerthHigh Wycombe, one of its three stations, has more than 600 solar panels on the roof, making it the site of the largest solar panel installation by a government department in Western Australia. In the summer, it can meet the energy needs of all three stations.

Australia has become Webuild’s biggest market outside Italy. With its Clough subsidiary, the Group is developing a number of strategic projects in the country, including a shiplift facility in Darwin, the largest of its kind in the Northern Territory. In Western Australia, they are working on one of the world’s largest urea plants for the manufacture of fertiliser, as well as an upgrade to a sludge treatment process at the state’s largest wastewater treatment facility. In Melbourne, Webuild is preparing to excavate the tunnels for the North East Link, a section of a freeway network in Melbourne. In the New South Wales, it is developing Snowy 2.0, a hydropower project that is the largest renewable energy project under construction in the country.

Webuild celebrates milestone on SSTOM Project for Sydney Metro

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Webuild celebrates milestone on SSTOM Project for Sydney Metro

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