Leighton to build Australian highway
Australian HOCHTIEF company to build highway for EUR 60m
Essen, Germany – HOCHTIEF‘s Australian subsidiary Leighton has been awarded a contract by the Queensland Department of Main Roads to build another highway in the region. The contract has a volume of almost EUR 60 million. Leighton Contractors Limited will construct an extension to the Centenary Highway at Springfield through to the Cunningham Highway at Yamanto. On-site works are scheduled to run from November 2006 to late 2008.
In the Brisbane region, Leighton is currently delivering a number of other projects. These include the Gateway Bridge Update (EUR 1.12 billion), the six-lane Ipswich Motorway (EUR 118 million) and the Brisbane Tunnel.
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.