• Press Release
  • December 18, 2017

Arcadis, Arup & WSP join Cross Yarra Partnership to deliver the Metro Tunnel Project

Amsterdam, 18 December 2017 - Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, today announced that Cross Yarra Partnership has signed a contract with Melbourne Metro Rail Authority to finance, design, construct and maintain the Tunnel and Stations Package for approximately 25 years as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.

The Metro Tunnel will be Victoria's biggest ever public transport project and Cross Yarra Partnership will deliver twin nine-kilometer tunnels and five new underground stations at North Melbourne (Arden), Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac.

Cross Yarra Partnership is a consortium of Lendlease, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital.

The Cross Yarra Partnership Design Joint Venture (Arcadis, Arup & WSP) are pleased and excited that their team, Cross Yarra Partnership, has been awarded the Tunnels and Stations PPP contract. We look forward to developing and implementing the innovative proposals that were the backbone of our bid, which we believe will deliver the world class transport system that matches Melbourne's aspirations for its future.
Cross Yarra Partnership was announced as the preferred tenderer for the $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership in July 2017.

The Design Joint Venture mobilized the best international talent from their partner companies, bringing experience from metros in Hong Kong, Singapore and London's Crossrail to the bid team, with a wide range of specialist skill-sets from dynamic modelling of passenger movement to noise and vibration analysis as well as traditional engineering skills. This team is now being re-mobilized to deliver the detailed designs.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Arcadis Investor Relations
Jurgen Pullens
Telephone: +31 20 2011083
Mobile: +31 6 51599483
E-mail: jurgen.pullens@arcadis.com

Arcadis Group Communications
Joost Slooten
Mobile: +31 6 27061880
E-mail: joost.slooten@arcadis.com

About Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life. www.arcadis.com

About Arup
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. With over 80 offices in 35 countries Arup has more than 13,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants delivering innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion. www.arup.com

About WSP
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Resources (including Mining and Industry), Water, Power and Environmental solutions, as well as provide project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 42,000+ talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. www.wsp.com

Andy Rowlands

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