Ashurst advises Transport for NSW on A424 billion procurement of Western Harbour Tunnel

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    Global law firm Ashurst has advised Transport for NSW (TfNSW) on the procurement of the A$4.24 billion Stage 2 of the Western Harbour Tunnel project, the second road tunnel under Sydney Harbour, which has been awarded to ACCIONA Construction Australia.

    TfNSW has engaged ACCIONA to construct 6.5 kilometres of dual three-lane tunnels from the WestConnex M4-M5 Link at Rozelle Interchange to Warringah Freeway. 

    The procurement is being delivered under an incentivised target cost contract. 

    The project will improve traffic flow and connect Sydney's west to the northern suburbs.

    Partner Krista Payne commented:

    "We're delighted to have advised Transport for NSW on the procurement of the Western Harbour Tunnel, a project that will transform the road experience for the people of Sydney. As the second package using the incentivised target cost model on the WHTBL program, it is also an excellent example of collaborative contracting by the NSW Government. Congratulations to everyone involved in the Transport team and congratulations to the ACCIONA team on a successful bid."

    Partner Angus Foley commented:

    "Ashurst would like to congratulate Transport for NSW and ACCIONA on achieving contract award for this city shaping infrastructure project for Sydney. As our roads respond to changing traffic patterns from the adoption of both electric and autonomous vehicles, Sydney's motorways will play an increasingly important role in the productivity of our city."

    The Ashurst team was led by Krista Payne and Angus Foley, who were assisted by the core team of senior associates Caitlyn Read, Hannah Freeman and Meredith Riley, associates Lauren Cheong and Andreena Kardamis, and graduate Georgia Pasialis. The wider team included: Transport & Infrastructure partners Bree Miechel, Jen Ingram and Laura Hillhouse, senior associates Adam Skibsted, Mathieu Nolin and Tom Darling, associates Peitian Xia, Sandy Jassal, Philippa Lo, Sumaiya Khan and Rick Saha; Dispute Resolution partner Georgia Quick; Planning, Access and Environment partner Rebecca Dixon, senior associate Montana Linkio and associate James Crouch; Strategic Advisory partner Nina Fitzgerald and senior associate Claudia Lewis; and Global Loans, Madrid partner Jose Christian Bertram, senior associate Ignacio Piñeiro and associate Estefania Mendivil. 

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