A $73m contract to produce the steel for the new Perth Stadium has been awarded to Western Australian civil engineering and construction firm Cimvec.
Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure awarded Cimvec the Perth Stadium Steelwork Package contract, which includes the supply of 14,000 tonnes of structural steel for the stadium’s structure and roof trusses.
“The supply and installation of steel is one of the largest contracts for the three-year construction phase of the new Perth Stadium,” said State Commerce Minister, Michael Mischin, who went on to highlight that the project is expected to create 120 new jobs at the company.
“The fact that Civmec, as a WA company, will have the opportunity to play such an important role in the delivery of this world-class venue, showcasing the skills and capabilities of the local steel fabrication industry, is a result of the State Government’s efforts to boost the local economy,” he said.
Cimvec CEO, Patrick Tallon, said the contract “exemplifies Civmec’s position as a leading heavy engineering player offering a diverse range of services to the growing Australian public infrastructure sector.”
“As a leading end-to-end solutions provider, we continue to pursue and tender for strategic projects in the public infrastructure space as part of enhancing long-term shareholder value,” he said.
The Perth Stadium will be located on the Swan River and will be five levels high, and include 60,000 seats, wi-fi coverage, two 240-square metre video screens, restaurants, a children’s play area and over 1,000 television screens.
Design of the stadium began in July last year, and construction began in December with the stadium scheduled to open in early 2018.