Abigroup Wins Department of Defence Contract

Abigroup has been awarded the contract for the planning phase of the New Air Combat Capability (NACC) facilities two phase project which involves a combination of new and refurbished facilities on 10 Defence sites around Australia as the new
Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II jets are phased in.

The bulk of the work is proposed to occur at RAAF Bases Williamtown, north of Newcastle, and Tindal, in the Northern Territory.

Additional work is proposed for eight other RAAF bases located at Townsville, Amberley and Scherger on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Learmonth, Curtin and Pearce in Western Australia, Edinburgh, north of Adelaide, and Darwin.

Abigroup’s Managing Director, David Jurd said, “The award of this major national Defence contract for the Federal Government is a sign of Abigroup’s increased capability in this sector.

“We have already successfully completed a number of defence projects across Australia and have demonstrated sensitivity to security measures and an ability to work across multiple sites to strict budgets and specifications.”

The contract will be carried out in two phases. The first phase – the planning phase – which has just been awarded and will last two years – consists of the preliminary design and costing of the project.

The second phase – which will last six years and is subject to final Federal Government confirmation and Parliamentary approval – is scheduled to commence in mid 2013 and will consist of finalisation of the design and then construction of the

Abigroup is one of Australia’s leading and most diverse national contractors and in 2011 is celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary. Abigroup’s expert teams deliver works in areas including defence, water, roads, buildings, rail, mining services, tunnels, bridges, telecommunications and energy.

To learn more visit www.abigroup.com.au
Abigroup, Baulderstone and Conneq are part of Lend Lease, joining the Group in March 2011. Together they comprise Lend Lease’s infrastructure business in Australia which delivers market leading engineering solutions through Abigroup and Baulderstone in the construction industry, and in the services industry through Conneq. For more information please visit www.lendleaseinfrastructure.com.au

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