Webuild, part of the Parklife Metro consortium, was selected as the highest bidder for the construction of the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) lot of the Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport Project. Webuild holds a share of approximately 78% of the consortium relating to the design and construction of civil works.
THE new Webuild orders in Australia in the first half of 2022 amount to over 2.0 billion euros (including variation orders; 2.2 billion in 2021 full year). For the group, it is the 2nd largest reference market for Webuild after Italy by order book. Webuild employs 1,800 people (including direct and third-party personnel) in Australia. In the last 4 years: turnover in Australia has grown from 3% of total turnover in 2018 to 10% in 2021, up to 13.6% in the first half of 2022; in the first half of 2022 the Australian order book is equal to € 4,897 million – 12.8% of the total backlog -, while in 2018 it was equal to 392 million – 1.5% of the total -, in addition to 4 billion projects for which the Group has been the highest bidder to date, for a total of € 8.9 billion.
Webuild in Australia – HIGHLIGHTS
The Group has been present in Australia since 1970 when Webuild built the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Murl), better known today as City Loop. Throughout the 1980s, the companies that would later join Webuild worked on various projects, such as Wivenhoe damthe Shoalhaven bridge they Traralgon and Pakenham water treatment plants. Today he works in the country mainly on the hydroelectric (“pumped hydro”) and sustainable mobility sectors, with 2 offices, in Sydney and Melbourne. He is active on 2 ongoing projects (Snowy 2.0 And North East Link), and was named Preferred Bidder for the mega Inland Rail project in Queensland.
As for the latest projects, on 10 October 2022 Webuild delivered the Forrestfield-Airport Link rail line in Perth, a project involving 8.5km of railway line and three stations, including the connection to Perth International Airport. On March 22, 2022, as part of the Regionerate Rail consortium, Webuild was appointed preferred bidder for the construction of the Gowrie-Kagaru railway section, a relevant section of the project Inland Rail, which will pass through the state of Queensland, Australia. In 2021, it won the tender for the North East Link – Primary Package, the largest infrastructure project built with the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) technique in Australia. In 2019, it won the tender for the construction of the Snowy 2.0 Hydroelectric Plant, the largest ever project in Australia in the hydroelectric sector. In 2018, it completed construction of the skytrain bridge, the most complex structure foreseen by the Sydney Metro Northwest project.