BGC Contracting Preferred In Northlink Stage 2 Joint Venture
BGC Contracting’s participation in the Joint Venture announced today as the preferred proponent to design and construct the NorthLink WA central section marks a significant move back into the public infrastructure sector for Australia’s biggest privately owned mining and civil contracting company.
The BGC Contracting and Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture, known as the Great Northern Connect Team, has been announced as the preferred proponent for the project.
The NorthLink WA central section will form part of the new highway, which aims to reduce congestion on the local road network including, Great Northern Highway. The finished highway will provide the northern link into Perth for heavy freight traffic and create direct access for growing suburban developments such as Ellenbrook. BGC Contracting’s involvement in the project includes the design and construction of nearly 20km of highway, four interchanges, 14 road bridges and three footbridges.
BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen said the contract was a significant milestone for the company as it sought to diversify its business into the public infrastructure sector. “As opportunities in the mining sector have declined in recent years, BGC Contracting has refocussed its energies on the civil construction and public infrastructure sectors,” Mr Heylen said. “Our proven capabilities in construction and project management have us well placed to secure more contracts in these important areas in the future. “In addition our capacity to engage with the wider BGC Group, such as BGC Concrete, BGC Precast, BGC Quarries, BGC Asphalt and Brikmakers at various stages of this tender, enabled us to leverage the Group’s supply chain advantage in WA.”