Leighton Contractors to build 70.5 kilometer highway

Australian HOCHTIEF subsidiary wins new contract worth more than EUR 200 million

Essen, Germany – The Australian HOCHTIEF Group company Leighton, together with partners, has been awarded a contract to design and construct the dual carriageway Perth Bunbury Highway in Western Australia. Leighton Contractors Limited has a share of approximately EUR 208 million in the contract (total volume approximately EUR 303 million). Works are expected to start in december 2006 and will be completed by the end of 2009.

With this new contract, the Australian HOCHTIEF company brings its total of major contracts acquired in the transportation infrastructure segment this year to more than EUR 1.6 billion.

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 41,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 13.65 billion in FY 2005, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner. With its Group company Leighton, HOCHTIEF is market leader in Australia. The HOCHTIEF service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire value chain of projects. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com

Leighton Holdings Limited is the biggest Australian corporate group in the field of infrastructure, engineering, raw materials production, construction, project development as well as maintenance and services. It is the parent company of the operative subsidiaries Thiess, Leighton Contractors, John Holland, Leighton Asia and Leighton Properties. Its approximately 15,000 employees realize projects in the entire Asia/Pacific region: Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Macao, New Zealand and the Middle East. Further information is available at www.leighton.com.au

Auteur: Redactie Infrasite

Bron: Hochtief (head office)