RIB signs iTWOcx Cloud Cooperation with Salini Impregilo for the Sydney "Skytrain Contract"
Stuttgart, Germany, 27 March 2014. Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo (SI), through its local JV (ISJV), has selected RIB iTWOcx Cloud to be the Document Management and Collaboration Platform for the "Skytrain Contract". This is the first phase in what promises to be a strong partnership with the intention that Salini will become a key RIB technology partner. This project is to design and build the "Skytrain" viaduct and other surface construction works of the North West Rail Link in Sydney.
iTWOcx Cloud from RIB (formerly known as ProjectCentre) is being used by all those who work on the project and is the Document Management and Project Communication solution. The integration of iTWOcx Cloud to the TfNSW core systems will provide an elegant and user-friendly project collaboration and information sharing platform for the ISJV project. SI are also keen to exploit other capabilities of the iTWO platform.
The ISJV contract, worth approximately AU$ 340 million, equivalent to EUR 220 million, will extend over a total distance of approximately 6.2 km and will include a 4.6 km viaduct and a 270m long cable-stayed railway bridge over a major arterial road.
The North West Rail Link is Australia's largest public transport infrastructure project currently under construction and the biggest public transport project in Sydney since construction of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge almost one century ago.
The NWRL project includes eight new railway stations and 4,000 commuter car parking spaces and is expected to open to customers before the end of 2019. It is Australia's first fully-automated rapid transit rail system and the first stage of a new rapid transit network for Sydney.
Thomas Wolf, CEO and Chairman of RIB Software AG says "The partnership with such a high profile and good reputation construction company as SI is both strategically important and very pleasing for RIB ANZ."
Sanjay Sivanandan, President of RIB Asia Pacific & Middle East stated "We are deploying all our Global resources to assure that the ISJV initiative is a showcase for the world leading iTWOcx capability. We are pleased iTWOcx is rapidly emerging as the industry best-practice standard."
About Salini Impregilo
Salini Impregilo is an industrial group specialising in the construction of major, complex projects, a dynamic Italian company able to compete with leading global players. Operating in over 50 countries with over 31,000 employees, a turnover of around EUR 4 billion and a backlog of EUR 29 billion, Salini Impregilo is a global player in the construction sector and the leading global infrastructure company in the water segment. The Group bases its activities on a strong passion for construction which is reflected in its wealth of international projects. Dams and hydroelectric plants, hydraulic works, railways and metro systems, airports and motorways, civil and industrial buildings are the sectors in which the Group has been operating in for over 100 years.
About the RIB Group
RIB Software AG is an innovator in the construction industry. The company designs, develops, and offers iTWO technology for the construction industry worldwide. iTWO is the world's first Cloud-based Big Data BIM 5D enterprise solution for construction industry. Since its inception in 1961, RIB Software AG has been the pioneer in construction innovation, exploring and bringing in new technology, new thinking and a new working method to enhance construction productivity, and transforming the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century. RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and has been listed on the Prime Standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With about 600 talents located in over 30 offices worldwide, RIB serves 100,000 clients including construction contractors, developers, owners, investors and governments, in the field of building construction, infrastructure, EPC sector, etc.