Leighton Asia wins highway expansion project in Philippines

CIMIC Group company Leighton Asia has been selected by the NLEX Corporation to design and construct the third bridge of the Candaba Viaduct in the north of Manila, Philippines.

The scope includes the design and construction of an independent 5.3-km bridge between the two existing lanes of the Candaba Viaduct. According to Leighton Asia, the contract will generate revenue of approximately A$161 million for the company.

“The Candaba Viaduct is a strategic link in one of the major road networks in the Philippines. Construction of the third bridge will expand the capacity of the existing network and improve safety for motorists,” said Juan Santamaria, executive chairman of CIMIC Group.

“We are pleased to be selected to deliver another world-class asset for the Philippines and further support economic development in the country’s north.”

Brad Davey, managing director of Leighton Asia, added, “The award of this contract is a testament to the trust and reputation Leighton Asia has earned from the NLEX Corporation, with whom we have worked for 25 years.

”We are pleased to build on our long-term partnership by providing safe and sustainable solutions on the back of our international expertise and local knowledge.”

Leighton Asia’s experience on major highway projects in the Philippines includes the development of several sections of the North Luzon Expressway and the Cavite section of the Cavite Laguna Expressway.