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cubic meters of earth moved
The major earthworks package for the construction of Western Sydney International Airport.
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Economic growth, social advancement and action against the climate emergency depend largely on investment in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. Today, about 1 billion people live more than 2 km from a roadway, 940 million live without electricity, and 663 million lack improved drinking water sources.
ACCIONA participates in the entire infrastructure construction value chain, from the identification of opportunity, design and execution, to the operation and maintenance of the constructed works, using the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Performance quality and safety are two of the criteria that maximize the company's value proposal in the development of large infrastructure projects and that differentiate it from other competitors in the construction field.
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.