July 19, 2021, Sidney, Australia |
SICE announced today a new contract awarded by CBP Ghella UGL (CGU) Joint Venture for the M6 Stage 1 tunnel and motorway to deliver the Operations Management and Control System (OMCS).
This project extends SICE’s long-term commitment to transforming Sydney’s road network in partnership with the NSW Government, as the M6 Stage 1 connects underground into the WestConnex M8, also controlled by SICE’s OMCS.
SICE is appointed to deliver its unique federated OMCS architecture that will allow for low risk, safe, staged construction of one of the longest underground networks in the world. This M6 Stage 1 tunnel and roadway will connect a federation of control systems in a seamless, fully integrated control room. This greater interoperability will allow faster and safer travel for Sydney motorists. SICE’s scope for this project also includes software, control room hardware and master programmable logic controllers.
By participating in this project, SICE’s team feel proud to be part of the transformational road agenda in Sydney. SICE senior management is sincerely grateful to the NSW Government and CGU Joint Venture for trusting SICE with another step in Sydney’s transport transformation journey.
SICE’s team offers a low-risk solution by providing continuity of engineering skills improved from stage to stage from previously completed WestConnex projects, higher quality solutions, and innovative technology for the CGU Joint Venture and the NSW Government.
The M6 Stage 1 proposes a multi-lane road link that aims to provide better connectivity to Sydney’s south by shortening up to 15 minutes of motorist commutes in a safer, shorter, and reliable way.
This first stage will consist of an approximately four-kilometre twin tunnel that connects the WestConnex M8 at Arncliffe to President Avenue at Kogarah. The $2.52 billion contract is expected to start construction in 2022 and be opened to motorists by the end of 2025.
SICE is a systems integration technology company with extensive and comprehensive experience in over 60 locations worldwide. No two roads are the same, each with unique geometries and operating challenges. SICE’s flagship product, SIDERA, is a highly configurable commercial-off-the-shelf technology to suit customers’ unique roadways and requirements. SIDERA is a world-leading, fully integrated OMCS that allows road operators and maintainers to seamlessly manage the entire operation, surveillance, traffic management, and life safety equipment.
In Australia and New Zealand, SICE has successfully delivered its SIDERA OMCS in five projects – the M5 West in Sydney, the St Helena Tunnel between Tintenbar to Ewingsdale on the Pacific Highway, the WestConnex M4 East in Sydney, the WestConnex M8 in Sydney, and the Waterview Tunnel in Auckland New Zealand. SICE has a further three projects under construction – the WestConnex M4-M5 Link in Sydney, the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange in Sydney, and the West Gate Tunnel Project in Melbourne.