Tunnels and underground structures have become essential elements of modern transportation networks, enabling efficient movement of people and goods through challenging terrains, and congested urban areas.

Enhancing Transportation Systems

Tunnels offer a myriad of benefits that significantly enhance transportation systems. By creating direct and seamless connections, tunnels reduce travel distances and alleviate congestion, resulting in shorter travel times and increased productivity.

Moreover, tunnels contribute to enhanced safety by separating rail and road connections from pedestrian and active transport modes minimising the risk of accidents and improving overall network performance. Tunnels have enabled the expansion of public transportation systems particularly relevant through the construction of the Cross River Rail, Sydney Metro and Suburban Rail Loop in recent times.

Hear from our Clients

The projects we lead are always the fruit of close collaboration between our teams, our clients and our partners.

Bouygues Construction Australia and SYSTRA have worked together on several major transport infrastructures Projects in Australia such as Melbourne Metro PPP and Sydney NorthConnex road tunnel PPP. SYSTRA’s performance so far has been outstanding in many aspects: responsiveness, capacity to quickly mobilize resources, level of technical expertise, communication; teamwork. We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration on other key opportunities in ANZ. Seved Robin – CEO Bouygues Construction Australia

Shaping Modern Transportation

At our company, we recognise the critical importance of tunnels in shaping modern transportation infrastructure. Our excellence in underground engineering enables us to deliver solutions facilitating mass transit, along with opportunities for energy storage and creation through dams, pumped hydro and trenchless projects.

We have been involved in a number of Australian ‘firsts’ in the delivery of service infrastructure projects using the following construction methods:

  • TBM / MTBM Tunnelling
  • Roadheader Tunnelling
  • Drill and Blast
  • Microtunnelling / Pipejacking
  • Underboring / Augerboring
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling.
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“By combining our strengths, SYSTRA in design and Bamser in delivery, our current and future clients gain a broader service offering across more of the project lifecycle, from the advisors that they know and trust.”

Ben Crosby, Director, Bamser

Our Approach

Our collaborative approach with public and private sector organisations ensures we provide expert advice that meets the evolving needs of our clients and communities. We have access to SYSTRA’s global network of experts, who have planned, designed, rehabilitated, and constructed underground structures all over the world in the most demanding conditions.

We specialise in providing tunnelling and underground expertise within:

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions for complex projects, ensuring successful outcomes. Our expertise includes:

  • Site establishment
  • Tunnel Boring Machine tunnelling
  • Road header tunnelling
  • Drill and blast
  • Logistics
  • Cut & cover techniques (top down, bottom up)
  • Jacked boxes
  • Tunnel civil fit-out
  • Tunnel mechanical & electrical fit-out
  • Utilities
  • Traffic staging
  • Temporary works design
  • Earthworks
  • Retaining walls
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Precast

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