SPARKE Helmore has advised Sydney Ports Corporation on the construction contract for the $80 million Bulk Liquids Berth 2 project at Port Botany, which last week was awarded to construction company John Holland.
Grant Parker, a former Holding Redlich partner and Darren Rankine, a former Holding Redlich senior associate, who recently joined the Sparke Helmore practice, led the deal.
John Holland was one of four companies shortlisted by the Sydney Ports Corporation (SPC) for the contract.
SPC chief executive Grant Gilfillan said the new facility will ensure that NSW has adequate berth capacity to satisfy future demands for import and export of bulk liquids including refined petroleum products, chemicals and gases. Construction will begin in June 2011.
“The BLB2 project involves construction of the berth adjacent to bulk liquids storage facilities in an operating port environment. Risk allocation and mitigation strategies have been central to delivering the contractual framework for this critical piece of NSW infrastructure” said Parker of Sparke Helmore.