CIMIC Group bolsters mining portfolio with $260m win

CIMIC Group’s services company, UGL, has been awarded $260 million worth of rail and mining services contracts across Australia.

In the mining services sector, UGL’s contract wins include delivering multi-disciplinary services such as mechanical and piping, electrical and instrumentation, painting and insulation services over a three-year period.

In the rail sector, UGL has secured additional work in operations and maintenance, and manufacturing services.

CIMIC Group chief executive officer Michael Wright said the new contracts highlighted the company’s standing as Australia’s premier rail and mining services provider.

“Our end-to-end capability offered through our operating companies enables us to provide seamless, whole-of-life solutions for our infrastructure and resources clients,” he said.

“UGL’s expertise and proven performance continues to result in new projects and contract extensions, reflecting our clients’ ongoing trust in our experience and solutions.”

UGL’s rail contracts include an extension by Transport for New South Wales to increase the size of the new intercity fleet.

The joint venture will now build and maintain additional passenger cars, increasing the total new intercity fleet to more than 550 carriages.

The company has also been awarded contracts to build four new diesel locomotives for Pacific National.

UGL managing director Jason Spears commented: “We are extremely pleased to be recognised as a trusted and established partner to our clients in the rail and mining services sectors.

“These contracts reflect our strong ongoing relationships, and our reputation for the delivery of outcomes focused on safety, quality, technical innovation and expertise, and reliability.”

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