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InfraBuild partners with NEWest Alliance on METRONET projects

15 February 2021

InfraBuild Construction Solutions is proud to be working with NEWest Alliance on METRONET’s Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project after being awarded the contract to supply reinforcing bar.

The Western Australian projects will be supplied locally from InfraBuild Construction Solutions’ Forrestfield facility. The awarding of the contract continues an ongoing relationship between METRONET and InfraBuild, which has previously supplied high-quality, Australian-manufactured steel to the Forrestfield-Airport Link and Ranford Road Bridge projects.

The announcement comes as Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti attended the Forrestfield facility on Wednesday 20th January 2021 to inspect the pile cages which will be used in the project.

InfraBuild WA State Manager Michael Hurley said the contract was a win for local jobs and local manufacturing.

“InfraBuild is a member of the GFG Alliance, which has a purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society; projects like METRONET underpin our ability to deliver on that purpose in the communities we operate in,” Mr Hurley said.

“This contract secures a pipeline of work for 75 employees at the Forrestfield site, while the broader contract has created the opportunity for an additional 13 jobs.

“We want to be part of a sustainable and successful future for manufacturing in Western Australia and Australia more broadly, and we were proud to have the Premier and Minister for Transport on site to inspect the facility.”

The steel used in the project will be GREENSTEEL, which is manufactured from recycled scrap metals in Electric Arc Furnaces at InfraBuild’s mills in Sydney and Laverton.

“GREENSTEEL is a fundamental part of our strategy to be carbon neutral by 2030 and this is a great example of how recycled scrap metals can be used in the construction of large-scale infrastructure projects,” Mr Hurley said.

“Through our recycling business, we remelt and re-use around 1.4 million tonnes of scrap each year, turning it into prime steel production for infrastructure, construction and building at those two mills.”

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