The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-05-24T02:47:53Z Coffey Information Awarded Holbrook Bypass 2011-05-24T02:47:53Z coffey-information-awarded-holbrook-bypass (Sydney, Australia): Global professional services consultancy Coffey International Limited (“Coffey”) today announced securing a contract with Abigroup to deliver construction materials testing services for the Holbrook Bypass on the Hume Highway. The contract is expected to be worth approximately $8 million. Coffey Information will provide laboratory and field testing services including construction materials conformance and quality control testing during the construction phase of the project. Coffey Information’s group executive Michael Renehan said the contract reflects Coffey’s specialist knowledge in major infrastructure projects and the strong working relationship established with the Abigroup. “This win is a result of the strong relationship we have developed with Abigroup on the Hume Highway Woomargama Alliance project. On this project we focused on quality materials testing services for better infrastructure outcomes whilst maintaining client value. “We’ve invested in new lean design methodologies with over 17 months of research and development before implementing the new methodology on the Woomargama project where it reduced materials testing time by 35 percent,” he said. Tony Edwards, Abigroup’s Engineering and High Performance Manager, said he hoped to achieve quality project outcomes by working collaboratively with Coffey Information. “We achieved outstanding turnaround times for test results on the Woomargama project, which significantly reduced production costs and program risks. We also agreed to innovative KPI’s to set new benchmarks in quality outcomes and we hope to emulate this on the Holbrook project,” he said. Coffey Information global business development manager Matt Morley said it was an important achievement. “Our involvement and client-focused approach to high-profile projects such as the Holbrook Bypass and the M80 Ring Road in Victoria cements Coffey Information as the market leader in construction materials testing for large infrastructure projects within the APAC region,” he said. The construction of the $247million Holbrook Bypass, jointly funded by the governments of Australia and the State of New South Wales, is the last major project on the Hume Highway. On completion, motorists will be able to drive on dual carriageway all the way from Sydney to Melbourne without encountering traffic lights. Work on the final 9.5 kilometre upgrade will include: • Completion of a four-lane divided highway between Sydney and Melbourne: 0.5 kilometres along the existing Hume Highway alignment north of Holbrook, 7 kilometres along a new alignment to the west of Holbrook and 2 kilometres along the existing Hume Highway alignment south of Holbrook; • Provide grade-separated interchanges to the north and south of Holbrook for easy access between the highway and the town; and, • Include twin bridges over both Culcairn Road, and Ten Mile Creek. The construction contract for Holbrook Bypass was awarded to Abigroup in February 2011 with the project due for completion in 2013. -Ends- About Holbrook Bypass Location: Holbrook, NSW, Australia Contractor: Abigroup Client: Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW Total Project Value: $247 million Commenced: 2011 Completion: 2013 Total length: 9.5km Bridges: 6 Earthworks: 2,300,000m3 Paving: 240,000m2 The last major project on the Hume Highway, this project involves the construction of Holbrook Bypass. On completion, motorists will be able to drive on dual carriageway all the way from Sydney to Melbourne without encountering traffic lights. This 9.5km section of roadway will start north of Holbrook, deviating to the west of the town to rejoin the highway south of Holbrook. About Coffey Information Coffey Information is a stand-alone subsidiary of ASX listed Coffey International Limited (ASX: COF). Coffey Information has been operating for more than 51 years as an industry-leading specialist providing independent verification, conformity assessment and technical assessment of construction work and materials to the infrastructure, government, resources, property development and material extraction and supply industries. We have established ourselves as a market leader in construction materials testing for major infrastructure projects - ensuring development works are constructed in accordance with the specified design criteria. Coffey Information laboratories are all accredited by NATA, Australia’s National Association of Testing Authorities. NATA provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts. We offer services in more than 80 countries, with permanent offices and laboratories across Australia, New Zealand, Americas, Brazil, and Papua New Guinea. We operate in some of the most remote locations with permanent and site-specific testing facilities. About Coffey Coffey International Limited is a global professional services consultancy focusing on both physical and social infrastructure. We are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:COF) and have been operating for 52 years. We have a range of specialist services across eight service areas. We have over 3,000 people helping clients on projects in more than 80 countries, with permanent offices throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. As specialists, all of our people have one thing in common: a passion to solve emerging challenges to improve the lives of communities. Contact us to find out how we can help you create extraordinary outcomes. Visit coffey.com for more information.