Boral receives international award
Salini Impregilo has presented Boral with an international Best Supplier Award recognising environmental and sustainable innovation through our concrete supply to a major rail tunnel project in Perth, Western Australia.
Salini Impregilo is a party to a joint venture with NRW Holdings to build the $1.86 billion project Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth, featuring eight-kilometre twin rail tunnels and three new stations – Redcliffe, Airport Central and Forrestfield. The work will connect with the existing Midland train line in Perth’s eastern suburbs to provide a seamless transport path from Perth Airport to the city.
Boral worked with Salini Impregilo and its partners to ensure the scope and project requirements for these works were met. To date the experience has been successful due to a strong commitment from all parties to safety, the environment and quality.
Award recipients were judged on excellence in management, organisation, costs, innovation, smart design, health, safety and the environment, supply chain, logistics, sustainability and human rights. The early engagement with the joint venture has meant that Boral was able to offer a unique project concrete product to meet all the criteria for this award.
Boral is supplying concrete for the precast tunnel segments and concrete for stations, structures and associated infrastructure. Precast concrete is being supplied via a purpose-built mobile batch plant commissioned in June 2017, with Boral concrete plants located near to the project supplying concrete along the tunnel alignment.
Boral was one of five companies working on Salini Impregilo projects worldwide to receive a Best Supplier Award.
The Forrestfield-Airport Link is jointly funded by the Federal and Western Australian governments and is currently part of the MetroNet Program to improve Perth’s public transport system. It is anticipated the Forrestfield-Airport Link new service will more than halve the travel time that would take by car in peak hour between Forrestfield and the city based on the current population demand for this geographical area. The project is expected to be finished in 2020.
The award was presented at Salini Impregilo’s third procurement supplier meeting in Milan, Italy on September 20, 2018.