On December 18, 2013, the Group won the first contract in Sydney to design and build the so-called "Skytrain" viaduct, as well as other civil engineering works which will form one of the main sections of the new North West Rail Link (NWRL). The project has a value of about 340 million Australian Dollars, equal to about €220 million at the current exchange rate. It has a total length of about 6.2 km and includes construction of a viaduct measuring 4.6 km long and an iconic cable-stayed bridge 270 m long over one of the city’s busiest streets. Completion of the work is scheduled for the first half of 2017.
NWRL is the biggest infrastructure project under way in Australia and the most significant public transportation project in Sydney since construction of the Harbour Bridge nearly 100 years ago.
Overall the project includes a new 20 km railway line – 15 km of which in tunnels – and eight new stations with 4,000 parking spaces. It is expected to be open to the public in 2019, for total investment of about 8.3 billion Australian Dollars. This is the first fully automated high-speed train system on the continent, the first step toward a new, more efficient, rapid transit network for Sydney and the metropolitan area.
The percentage of completion as of December 31, 2014 was 14.5%.