CIMIC Group’s construction companies, Leighton Asia, and wholly-owned subsidiary of CPB Contractors, Broad Construction, have extended their presence in Singapore and Western Australia respectively with the award of contracts totalling approximately $100 million.
A contract has been awarded by Singapore’s Land Transportation Authority to Leighton Asia, in joint venture with Bintai Kindenko Pte Ltd, to replace the electrical services and systems for the existing Central Expressway and Fort Canning Road Tunnels. The works in Singapore commenced this month and will be completed in the third quarter of 2024.
Another contract has been awarded by the West Australian Government to Broad to deliver the expansion of the Casuarina maximum security prison, located to the south of Perth. The work includes the construction of a high-security unit, two mainstream accommodation units, as well as support and industries buildings. The works in Western Australia have commenced and are scheduled to be completed in 2022.
The project is part of the first stage of an expansion that will add 344 beds to the maximum-security men’s prison. Broad’s contract also includes construction of two mainstream accommodation units for prisoners, and support and industries buildings.
The HSU – designed to house disruptive prisoners – will have 40 cells divided into four wings and is expected to be completed by mid-2022. The other buildings are scheduled to be finished in 2021 or the first half of 2022.
The second stage of the 344-bed expansion at Casuarina will include construction of a mental health unit and assisted care unit, and upgrades to the prison’s Health precinct.
The project follows the recent addition of 512 beds, including a new alcohol and other drug treatment unit opened last year.
Once all the new units are built Casuarina by the end of 2023 will be the biggest and most complex prison in the State with 1,782 beds.