25million

cubic meters of earth moved

The major earthworks package for the construction of Western Sydney International Airport.

ACCIONA, with its joint venture partner CPB Contractors (a member of CIMIC Group), was awarded the major earthworks package for the construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

The major earthworks stage is the largest civil earthmoving project in Australia and a critical package to enable the airport to open in 2026. This package involves significant design and construction responsibilities including the excavation, movement and placement of around 25 million cubic meters of earth to support construction of the major elements of the airport, such as the runway, terminal building and trunk drainage for the entire site.

At peak, more than 250 heavy-earthmoving machines were involved in moving more than approximately one million cubic metres of earth a month.

Western Sydney International is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026. The airport will be the catalyst for the transformation of the region, creating jobs, economic growth and opportunity.

General Information:

Location: Western Sydney

Contract Type: Joint Venture with CPB Contractors

Links: Find out more on the WSA website.