Hanson Precast and Impregilo Salini to build skytrain


    Hanson Precast and Impregilo Salini will construct the skytrain viaduct that takes the North West Rail Link above ground for 4km between Kellyville and Rouse Hill. The partnership is a case study for how a local manufacturer and global construction company join forces to invest in new production technologies, create jobs, and deliver critical infrastructure for NSW.     

    Hanson’s 45,000 square metre Mulgrave facility will supply the structural precast sections that make up the skytrain. Under the agreement between Hanson Precast and Impregilo Salini, Hanson will significantly upgrade the site. Major improvements include the construction of a new concrete batch plant, installation of new gantry cranes, construction of a new undercover storage shed, power supply upgrades, and construction of new site amenities. The plant and equipment upgrades at Mulgrave will create a dedicated structural precast facility for future NSW infrastructure projects.  

   The skytrain project will create 130 jobs in addition to Hanson’s existing workforce of 50 employees. A key element of the Hanson and Impregilo Salini agreement with Transport for New South Wales is a proportion of all new employees will be categorised as ‘unskilled or long-time unemployed’. These people will learn new construction techniques and skills from Impregilo Salini - one of the world’s largest providers of major infrastructure projects.  

   “The singing of this agreement demonstrates how the North West Rail Link is creating regional jobs growth and leaving a significant legacy for the people of Greater Western Sydney”, said The Minister for Transport, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP.   

  The new Mulgrave operation will cast 1,200 concrete units for the skytrain. The production plan is to cast four to five units per day, with the first precast unit scheduled for December 2014. Construction of the skytrain viaduct will complete mid 2016.  

   Kevin Gluskie, Chief Executive of Hanson Australia, commented, “We are committed to continuing to build the NSW economy, particularly Sydney’s north west region, and as such, look forward to being part of this iconic public transport project”.



   For more information on Hanson Precast’s structural precast capabilities for major infrastructure projects, please contact Richard Lorenzin, richard.lorenzin@hanson.com.au.