Concrete wins for Austrak

July 1 2011

Austrak continues to win work across the country with two new major projects secured.

The first is for $30 million worth of speciality sleepers and road crossing panels for Rio Tinto in Western Australia.

According to General Manager David Priddle, the prescriptive designs are being manufactured in Austrak's plant at Port Hedland and in a Laing O'Rourke-managed plant in the United Arab Emirates.

"By splitting the manufacturing between Port Hedland and the UAE, we are able to increase our manufacturing capability and deliver to our client's expectations and timeframes," David said.

"It is also an example of our ability to work as ‘One Team' within Laing O'Rourke on an international scale."

The second project is the continuance of the Queensland Rail National alliance which is a two year extension of existing re-sleepering work, with an additional three year option.

Larry Hadley, Business Manager-Sleepers said that this project is worth $14 million per annum.

"QRN is one of our long-standing, key clients and we are delighted to continue our work with them," Larry said.

In other news:

  • Austrak has signed a letter of intent with Metro Rail in Victoria for the continuing re-sleepering project of Melbourne's suburban rail line.
  • Austrak's Port Hedland plant is also supplying sleepers for FMG's Solomon Mines project. The project entails re-sleepering and duplication work.
  • Austrak's Wagga Wagga plant continues to service the ARTC's re-sleepering efforts in NSW.
  • Austrak's Rockhampton plant has won the sleeper supply for the Middlemount project, which will transport coal to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal or Abbot Point Coal Terminal for export.
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