SNC-Lavalin announces that it has secured a significant contract to provide Programme Management Office (PMO) services on the Inland Rail Programme, supporting global professional services company Turner & Townsend. It’s the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia and a once-in-a-generation programme of infrastructure works connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets.
SNC-Lavalin and Turner & Townsend, will undertake the PMO function for the entire duration of the Inland Rail Programme, covering all 13 of its packages of work including multiple Design & Construction contracts and a major Public-Private-Partnership. Supporting Turner & Townsend, SNC-Lavalin’s role is to act as a trusted challenge partner to drive programme value through services that include assurance, controls, project support and systems provision/management/integration.
“This win represents a significant step forward in expanding our presence in Australia with a focus on growing a programme management offering within the transportation sector,” said Philip Hoare, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design & Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. “This award is in line with our strategy for growing our consultancy, design, engineering and project management business around the world, in all the markets that we serve.”
“By leveraging our local market knowledge and our global PMO capabilities, we’re able to offer clients best in class project delivery services as Australia continues to invest in critical infrastructure,” added Mr. Hoare.
Inland Rail is a 1,710 km freight line linking Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The dedicated network will transform freight transportation between Melbourne and Brisbane, connecting Australia’s farms, mines, cities and ports to global markets. It will support Australia’s four richest farming regions; providing supply chain benefits and substantial cost savings for producers.