Integrated engineering company, Norfolk Group Limited (NFK) has signed a contract valued at approximately $150 million for the construction and pre-commissioning of mechanical, electrical and fire protection services for Brisbane City Council’s new Legacy Way road tunnel project. The 4.6km Legacy Way project is part of Council’s TransApex transport plan which aims to ease traffic congestion in and around the central business district. Council will deliver the project with $500M in funding support from the Federal government. The Legacy Way project will connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove through two separate parallel tunnels, each with two lanes of traffic. Construction has commenced and is expected to be completed in late 2014.
Council has appointed Transcity Joint Venture as the successful contractor to design, build and operate Legacy Way. Norfolk will be working with Transcity as an alliance partner in the Mechanical Electrical Construction Alliance (MECA) with a Project Alliance Agreement that contains a Target out Turn Cost with fixed fee and risk reward incentives.
The Transcity Joint Venture includes BMD Constructions, Ghella and Acciona Infrastructure Australia. The Alliance (MECA) will deliver the integrated industrial ventilation, power, lighting, and fire protection and suppression systems drawing on the significant local expertise and skilled trade’s base of the Norfolk Group as well as combining the assembled international expertise within Transcity Joint Venture. Norfolk is well positioned to capitalise on future scope enhancements including the opportunity to secure further works on the 10-year maintenance contract for the tunnel.
Norfolk’s electrical, fire and communications company, O’Donnell Griffin, and its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist, Haden, will deliver the works, drawing on skills and capabilities from across Norfolk’s workforce of more than 3,300 people.
Norfolk Managing Director, Glenn Wallace, said the company’s involvement in Legacy Way was a strong endorsement of its capabilities to deliver on large-scale infrastructure projects. “The Legacy Way is a significant development for the Brisbane metropolitan area given the project’s size, scale and significance. Norfolk has a long history of working successfully with partners on major infrastructure works and this project reinforces that reputation.” Both O’Donnell Griffin and Haden have experience in delivering tunnel-based works and will form an integrated major project team of more than 100 specialist technicians for the Legacy Way contract.
Norfolk is a leading provider of integrated engineering services in the electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation and airconditioning) and facilities management markets. Norfolk employs more than 3,300 people, including highly skilled engineers, electricians, air conditioning technicians and apprentices, across more than 120 sites throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Norfolk has more than 19,500 customers across a range of sectors including infrastructure, industrial, commercial, resources, retail, government and communications.