The contract is expected to be worth approximately AU$6m (£3.73m).
Coffey Information will provide laboratory testing services including construction materials conformance and quality control testing during the construction phase of the eastern section of the Hunter Expressway project. New South Wales formed an alliance with Thiess, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Hyder Consulting to build the section, which stretches from the F3 Freeway to just east of Kurri Kurri.
“This contract cements Coffey Information as the leader in construction materials testing in large road infrastructure projects,” said Coffey Information’s global leader Michael Renehan. “We pride ourselves on setting the benchmark for efficiency and quality and look forward to applying this for a great outcome on the Hunter Expressway upgrade,” he said.
Coffey Information major projects manager Stuart Kelaher said: “This win is a result of the emphasis Coffey Information has placed on education and demonstrating how quality materials testing and information services can provide better infrastructure outcomes – saving time and money for all parties. We’ve worked hard at managing quality through training, applying lean methodologies to our labs and processes, and have a major projects division that specialises in project managing these jobs for our clients. From this, we have achieved efficiency improvements of up to 35% on similar projects which has reduced risks and ultimately project costs.”