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Liberty Steel awarded West Gate Tunnel Project contract

  • Posted on Monday 14th, January 2019.

Steel manufacturer and distributor, Liberty Steel, part of the global GFG Alliance, has been awarded the contract to supply 95,000 tonnes of steel for the West Gate Tunnel Project in Victoria.

The Australian-made steel will be used to reinforce the lining of the project’s twin tunnels, bridge segments, noise walls and retaining walls, spanning from Docklands to Laverton.

In addition to providing ongoing technical expertise to the project, Liberty Steel has also invested in specialist equipment which is being commissioned at its Derrimut steel reinforcing site to create customised engineered steel mesh, avoiding the need to bend it manually onsite.

“Liberty Steel is excited to be working with West Gate Tunnel on such an important infrastructure project,” said Liberty Steel Chief Operating Officer, Neil Gibson. “We are pleased that the government is supporting local manufacturing, creating employment opportunities to ensure a sustainable future for our businesses.”

GFG Alliance currently employs around 5,500 staff across Australia, including 1,000 workers in Victoria.

Last year, GFG Alliance said it was planning to construct a steel plant in South Australia – the largest in the western world.

(Image L-R: Acting Premier, James Merlino, with Liberty Reinforcing Regional Sales Manager, Pyndiah.)

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