New infrastructure contracts Australian HOCHTIEF unit

Four-lane bypass and maintenance facility for rolling stock – Total order volume EUR 231 million

Essen, Germany – HOCHTIEF has secured new infrastructure contracts worth a total of EUR 231 million via its Australian subsidiary Leighton Holdings Limited. Leighton Contractors is to design and build the 9.3 kilometer four-lane Deer Park Bypass in Western Melbourne. The contract has a volume of around EUR 124 million. Just prior to this, Leighton, via its subsidiary John Holland Group Pty Ltd., was awarded the contract to design and construct the EUR 107 million "Auburn Rail Maintenance Facility" for rolling stock in New South Wales.

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