October 03, 2018
Salini Impregilo wins project of the year award for work on Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia
Milan, October 3, 2018 - Salini Impregilo has won two prestigious awards for the skytrain bridge and other civil works done for Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia, making it the only company to win both the 2018 Project of the Year and the 2018 Global Best Project for the railway sector from Engineering News-Record (ENR), the influential U.S. industry magazine that described the works as elegant, innovative and sustainable.
The skytrain bridge, a curved, cable-stayed structure, is the crowning achievement of the four-kilometre viaduct built by Salini Impregilo for Sydney Metro Northwest, the first phase of Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project that will connect the city centre with the outlying areas. Running 36 kilometres at a total cost of AU$8.3 billion, Sydney Metro Northwest will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in the country. It is a project built in a densely populated urban area. Salini Impregilo’s work kept major roads open while building the deck 35 meters above passing cars. It is set to open in 2019.
With the billions of Australian dollars that the country is investing in infrastructure, Australia has become an important market for Salini Impregilo. In Perth, the Group and a joint-venture partner are working on an 8.5-kilometre rail link that will connect the eastern suburbs with the city centre, helping reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
In addition, the Anacostia River Tunnel project in Washington, D.C., won the Award of Merit in the water/wastewater category in which the Group has been recognized leader since 2013. The Anacostia River Tunnel, part of the Clean Rivers project of DC Water, involved the construction of a 3.8 km hydraulic tunnel, mostly under the Anacostia River, a tributary of the Potomac River in Washington, D.-C.. The tunnel will transport combined wastewater and rainwater to prevent pollution of the river during periods of heavy rainfall.