Sydney Metro is a key part of the NSW Government’s Future Transport 2056 priorities. Sydney Metro City & Southwest extends metro rail from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and south west to Bankstown. Services start in 2024 with a train every four minutes in the peak.
A consortium comprising Advisian, Spanish firm TYPSA and French firm CERTIFER, called ATC, was recently awarded the role of Independent Certifier (IC) for the greenfield components of the Sydney Metro. ATC’s IC services include the greenfield stations at Martin Place, Victoria Cross, Crows Nest, Barangaroo, Pitt Street, and Waterloo Station along with the Line-Wide (LW) rail systems contract, and the Operations, Trains and Systems (OTS2) contract.Complementary skills and experience to deliver outstanding results
The ATC team have a compelling mix of capability, experience and shared values; a unique combination that sets the consortium apart. Advisian’s globally recognised Project Delivery Framework, technical management, and consultancy expertise is teamed perfectly with TYPSA, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm with more than 40 years of experience in the design and construction supervision of metro projects in Europe, the Middle East and both Americas. CERTIFER is a trusted specialist global certification firm for systems in both metro and rail, with operations in ten countries.
The scope of works are shared approximately evenly between the team, with TYPSA providing expertise in stations and infrastructure, and CERTIFER providing rail systems and rolling stock certification. While each firm brings their own skills, experience, and expertise, the team will operate under the provisions of Advisian’s proven infrastructure project development and management framework. This will support the small, technically competent core team, complemented by subject matter experts as required.
With 2,500 engineers, architects, and other professionals, TYPSA has extensive experience working in major projects as part of a highly-skilled multidisciplinary team. TYPSA’s General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Carmen Verdú said, “Our relationship with Advisian and CERTIFER gives us the opportunity to share our experience in the field of metropolitan railways with Sydney Metro. We will bring our experience in Metro projects such as Barcelona, Madrid, Stockholm, Riyadh, Doha or Singapore. We are looking forward to contributing to the rest of the parties involved to make Sydney Metro one of the best Metros in the world.”
CERTIFER are already a well-known and trusted partner to Sydney Metro, having previously worked on the Sydney Metro Northwest project. Within this highly specialised market, CERTIFER employ 550 certification experts worldwide across rolling stock, control command and signalling, infrastructure, energy, maintenance, and global systems. Australian representative, Mr Eric Vanpeperstraete noted, “CERTIFER will make a real difference to the successful delivery of Sydney Metro. Our expert teams have brought their knowledge on projects as diverse as Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project, Budapest Metro, India’s Delhi Metro, Riyadh Metro, Paris Metro, as well as many others.”