01/11/2021 - 15:30

SCEE wins $100m airport contract

01/11/2021 - 15:30

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Perth-based Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has secured its largest contract to date, for work on Sydney’s new $5.3 billion international airport.

SCEE wins $100m airport contract
A rendition of the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International Airport. Image: Cox Architecture

Perth-based Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has secured its largest contract to date, for work on Sydney’s new $5.3 billion international airport.

The contract is worth more than $100 million and involves the design and construction of all electrical and communications services for Western Sydney International Airport’s terminal precinct.

It was awarded from Multiplex Constructions to SCEE’s Sydney-based subsidiary, Heyday. 

Terminal construction is due to begin later this year, with the airport scheduled to be operational in late 2026.

SCEE Group managing director Graeme Dunn said the new airport, called Nancy-Bird Walton, was Australia’s most prestigious infrastructure project.

“I am delighted Heyday has been awarded this contract for what will be one of the most advanced passenger terminals in the world and which is testament to Heyday’s reputation in the construction industry in New South Wales,” Mr Dunn said.

“This is also the largest initial award by contract value in the SCEE Group’s history.”

A construction contract was awarded to Multiplex from the federal government in June.

The project team also includes designers Woods Bagot and Cox Architecture, engineering company Arup and specialist aviation consultant Airbiz.

“We are looking forward immensely to working with Multiplex on this project with whom we have a track record of delivering many successful developments over a period many years,” Mr Dunn said.

“The airport is the centrepiece of significant infrastructure development sin the Western Sydney region which will in turn generate economic activity and local employment over many years on which Heyday is set to capitalise.”

Heyday is also working on stage one of NextDC’s S3 datacentre in Artarmon, Sydney, under a separate contract with Multiplex.

The subsidiary’s other NSW projects include work on a 39-storey apartment building above Pitt Street Station and an 18-storey, mixed-use educational facility at the University of Western Sydney, awarded to Heyday last month.

David Hammond, who was one of the founders and vending shareholders of Heyday, will retire from SCEE’s board as an executive director on November 5.

However, he will continue in an executive managerial role at Heyday.

SCEE’s shares closed up 0.8 per cent this afternoon to trade at 66 cents.

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