Degnan is delivering the design, construction, and systems integration for the expansion of the Operations Control Centre (OCC) the heartbeat of the Sydney Metro System, Australia’s first driverless metro.
Once complete the expanded OCC will be a world-class facility able to accommodate the complete Sydney Metro, including the existing North West line and the new Sydney Metro City & Southwest lines, with controllers constantly monitoring the entire System, controlling the trains, tunnels, platforms, and sky train 24hrs 7 days a week.
The expansion of the OCC has been planned to incorporate the second stage of the Sydney Metro – Sydney Metro City & Southwest. Stage one of the Sydney metro line, the Metro North West, which opened in May 2019 is already managed and controlled through the OCC.
Degnan works comprise electrical, mechanical, fire, hydraulics, and fit-out works including some interface work to the existing data rooms as well as providing the external mechanical enclosure and transformer generator unit.
This is the first MTR/MTS operation expansion of its kind and Degnan is well experienced in the delivery of groundbreaking and supporting infrastructure works in live operating rail networks.
We are committed to sourcing solutions that meet sustainability initiatives and ensure maintainability and making supply chain choices for materials and products to ensure the expansion has cohesiveness with the existing OCC buildings.
Our Project Team and the MTR team have already completed more than half the contract milestones on schedule with the construction, services installation, and fitout; the largest portion of the contract, now completed and ready for the Trains, Systems, Operations, and Maintenance (TSOM) contractors to start work on installing, testing, and commissioning all operational equipment.
Degnan is excited to be a part of Australia’s biggest public transport project which will transform the way commuters travel daily.