Webuild’s Sustainable Solutions Earn High Praise from Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability Council

Webuild’s Sustainable Solutions Earn High Praise from Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability Council

(IN BRIEF) Webuild has been awarded the highest sustainability classification, a “Leading Rating”, from Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability Council for its Airport Line project. The light rail line, which connects the eastern suburbs of Perth to the central business district via the airport, was recognized for its sustainable solutions, such as recycled water and sustainable concrete blend, reducing daily vehicle trips and CO2 emissions. Sustainability is a central part of Webuild’s development strategy and the company has set goals to reduce its emissions by 2030.

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 6-Feb-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Webuild SpA (BIT: WBD), an Italian industrial group specialised in the construction and civil engineering, formerly Salini Impregilo, has received the “As Built Leading” rating, the highest classification, from Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) for the Airport Line (formerly Forrestfield-Airport Link) in Perth. This recognition of Webuild’s commitment to building sustainable infrastructure highlights the company’s expanding presence in this key market. The ISC, a leading evaluator of infrastructure projects, assesses projects based on environmental, social, economic, and governance factors.

The Airport Line, previously known as the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth, was opened in October 2022 and received an “Excellent” Sustainability in Design certificate from the ISC in July 2018. The “Leading Rating” confirms the successful execution of the project’s sustainable design plans.

Webuild built the 8.5-kilometer light rail line, featuring three stations connecting the eastern suburbs to the central business district via the airport, in a joint-venture with local partner NRW. The line is expected to reduce up to 15,000 daily vehicle trips and cut 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

The rating recognizes Webuild’s sustainable solutions, such as the recycling of water used by tunnel-boring machines at an on-site slurry treatment plant, saving 2,740 megalitres of water, equivalent to over 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Webuild also used a low-cement, sustainable concrete blend for the tunnel segments, avoiding an estimated 21,848 tonnes of CO2 emissions in production.

Sustainability is a central part of Webuild’s development strategy, as demonstrated by its 2021-2023 ESG Plan, focusing on three strategic areas: Green, Safety & Inclusion, and its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Webuild’s climate change goals, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, aim to reduce emissions by 2030 and have been recognized by VigeoEiris (Advanced), ISS-Oekom (Prime), and EcoVadis.

Webuild, the new group born in 2020 from Salini Impregilo, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility (rail, metro, bridges, roads, ports), clean hydro energy (hydropower dams), clean water (treatment and desalination plants, wastewater management, irrigation), green buildings (civil and industrial buildings, airports, stadiums, hospitals), supporting clients in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Group ranks first in the world for the construction of infrastructure in the water sector. Since 2018, it is also among the top 10 companies by revenue generated from environmental services The Group is the expression of 116 years of engineering experience applied in 50 countries with 80,000 direct and indirect employees from more than 100 nationalities. The Group’s expertise is displayed in projects such as the M4 metro line in Milan, Grand Paris Express, Cityringen in Copenhagen, Sydney Metro Northwest, Red Line North Underground in Doha, Line 3 of the Riyadh Metro and the high‐speed railways in Italy. Other projects include the new Genoa Bridge and the new Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, California, the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Snowy 2.0 hydroelectric power station in Australia, the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the Anacostia River and Northeast Boundary tunnels in Washington, D.C. and the Al Bayt 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. At June 30, 2022, the Group had a total order backlog amounting to more than €47 billion, with 90% of the construction backlog relating to projects linked to SDGs. Webuild, subject to direction and coordination by Salini Costruttori S.p.A., is headquartered in Italy and is listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana: WBD; Reuters: WBD.MI; Bloomberg: WBD:IM).
More information at www.webuildgroup.com

Media Relations
Gilles Castonguay
Tel. +39 342 682 6321
email: gr.castonguay@webuildgroup.com

SOURCE: Webuild S.p.A.


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