The City Rail Link Stations and Tunnels package includes the construction of 3.45 kilometres of new twin tunnels from Auckland’s Waitematā Station (Britomart) to a redeveloped Maungawhau. The full scope of the Station and Tunnel work includes:
- design and construction of a 15-metre deep station at Te Waihorotiu
- design and construction of a 32-metre deep station Karanga-a-Hape off Karangahape Road
- redevelopment of Mount Eden station
- construction of 3.5 kilometres of tunnels, and
- supporting works.
The Link Alliance, a consortium of seven companies including CRL Ltd which are delivering the D&C Contract 3, will also service a long-term maintenance contract.
|Preferred Bidder Selection
|Expected Construction Completion
|Design of the rail systems: RCR Tomlinson Opus Joint Venture (SITC Alliance). Construction of rail system & design and construction of stations, tunnels, and western connection: The Link Alliance, comprising Vinci Construction Grands Projets S.A.S, Downer NZ Ltd, Soletanche Bachy International NZ Limited, WSP Opus (NZ) Limited, AECOM New Zealand Limited and Tonkin+Taylor Limited.
|Eight companies were approved to submit Expressions of Interest. These were: - Acciona Infrastructure New Zealand - Bam International Australia - China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) JV - CPB Contractors - Ferrovial Agroman (New Zealand) - Salini Impregilo S.p.A. - The Fletcher Construction Company, and - Vinci Construction Grands Projects S.A.S (VCGP) JV.
|Expressions of Interest for C3 close.
|Two respondents were selected to proceed to the Stations and Tunnel Request for Tender (RFT) phase. The respondents were the Link Alliance, a Downer led consortia, comprising Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Soletanche Bachy, AECOM, Tonkin & Taylor and WSP Opus; and a CPB Contractors led consortia, comprising UGL, Beca, McMillen Jacobs Associates and Jacobs.
|Request for Tender is released.
|RCR Tomlinson Opus Joint Venture (SITC Alliance) awarded the interim project alliance contract for the design of the rail systems.
|CRL Ltd announces the successful C3 tenderer would also undertake construction works for the C7 Rail systems contract, following RCR Tomlinson - part of the Systems Alliance (C7 consortium) going into administration. It was announced that the C7 consortium would finish design works for C7 but would not submit a tender for the construction of the C7 works, which would instead be incorporated into the C3 Main Station and Tunnels Alliance.
|The Link Alliance, comprising Vinci Construction Grands Projets S.A.S, Downer NZ Ltd, Soletanche Bachy International NZ Limited, WSP Opus (NZ) Limited, AECOM New Zealand Limited and Tonkin+Taylor Limited, was selected as the preferred bidder for Contract 3.
|CRLL announced an upwards revision of the CRL project cost envelope to NZ$4.4 billion (A$4.2 billion).
|The revised cost is endorsed by the NZ Government and Auckland Council.
|The Project Alliance Agreement is signed between the Link Alliance and CRL Ltd.
|Construction commenced on the project.