Egis to deliver incident response and maintenance for Brisbane tunnel network

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A 100% owned subsidiary of the French infrastructure and transportation engineering company Egis has been selected by Transurban Queensland to deliver incident response and routine maintenance services for its tunnel network in Brisbane, Australia.

Transurban Queensland is the operator of the Go Via network, a 44-mile (70km) integrated network of tolled roads, bridges, and tunnels, across the greater Brisbane metropolitan area. The Egis subsidiary, Tunnel Network Services (TNS), will provide its services to a network with a total length of around 15 miles (24km), including 9.6 miles (15.5km) of tunnels.

Transurban’s Queensland network comprises: the Legacy Way twin two-lane tunnel; the 984ft (300m) long Go Between Bridge; the AirportlinkM7 4.2-mile (6.7km) twin tunnel; M3 Inner City Bypass; and the Clem7 motorway, which includes a 2.9-mile (4.8km) twin two-lane tunnel. The TNS services will commence progressively on these assets between 2017 and 2019.

TNS will deliver integrated services in line with Transurban Queensland’s network approach to operations and maintenance. Network-wide operations and maintenance will drive enhanced outcomes, achieve synergies, and deliver high quality services to the tunnel network’s users through faster response times and a clear focus on safe lane availability. Transurban prides itself on having multiple assets that incorporate world-class technology and safety features, including automatic incident detection (AID), electronic speed and lane-control signage, and specialist tunnel safety systems, all incorporated within its free-flow tolling network.

This latest success continues the positive trend of Egis’s expansion in the Australian market, following the commencement of its operations and maintenance contract for the Legacy Way in Brisbane, the incident response services contract on the M2 / Lane Cove Tunnel in Sydney, and the pre-operations phase of WestConnex, Australia’s largest road infrastructure project.

Through its Australian subsidiary Egis Projects Asia Pacific, and its 50/50 partnership with Fulton Hogan Construction, the company has a 10-year operation and maintenance contract for the WestConnex motorway and its tunnels, as well as the operation and maintenance of the existing M5 East Motorway and tunnels. The new Transurban deal strengthens Egis’ position as a leading tunnel services provider in Australia and worldwide, with over 60 miles (97.5km) of road tunnels under contract in 10 different countries.

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