Australia - Skytrain
On December 18, 2013, Salini Impregilo, through its Australian subsidiary, won the first contract in Sydney to design and build the so-called "Skytrain" bridge, 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, and a total length of about 6.2 km, and includes construction of a bridge measuring 4.6 km long and a cable-stayed bridge 270 m long over one of the city's busiest streets. Completion of the project is scheduled for the first half of 2017.
The North West Rail Link is the largest public transportation infrastructure project currently in progress in Australia, and the largest public transportation project in Sydney since construction of the Harbour Bridge nearly 100 years ago. The NWRL project includes eight new stations and 4,000 parking spaces, and it is expected to be open to the public by 2019, for a 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 towards the new rapid transit network in Sydney.
The percentage of work completion as of June 30, 2014, was 5.5%.