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KBR to Provide Design Services for Liverpool Turnback Rail Upgrade Project in Sydney

Texas Business reports:  Houston’s KBR  announced that its Australian-based Infrastructure and Minerals (I&M) business unit has been awarded a contract to provide engineering design services for Australia's Liverpool Turnback project in Sydney, Australia.

The Liverpool Turnback project is part of a broader US$143 million upgrade of the Liverpool rail precinct, one of the world's most complex suburban rail networks in the region.

Upgrades under the project include the construction of a new platform and an additional 1.1 miles (1.8km) of track through Liverpool Station. KBR will provide engineering design services for the track, overhead electrification, concourse and footbridge extensions, and associated civil works. Major construction is due to begin early in 2011 and is scheduled for completion in 2014.

The contract award marks the latest in a series of Australian rail contract wins for KBR's I&M business, which includes the award of the preliminary design contract for the US$4.36 billion Regional Rail Link project in Victoria, Australia.

“This project award is a testament to the company's global reputation to deliver complex projects safely in challenging environments,”said KBR Infrastructure and Minerals president Colin Elliott in a prepared statement.  “We look forward to providing our expertise to the Liverpool Turnback project and providing the high-quality service that KBR's customers have come to expect from the company.”

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets.