Leighton Contractors to build Aurizon’s $100 million Hunter Valley train support facility

Source: Leighton - www.leightoncontractors.com.au

20 December 2013

Leighton Contractors Pty Limited has been awarded a $100 million contract to deliver a train support facility at Hexham in the NSW Hunter Valley for Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator.

The new facility will support operational management of Aurizon’s coal haulage fleet in the Hunter Valley and provide servicing, routine maintenance and provisioning of fuel, water and other supplies. The facility also includes shunting and temporary stabling areas which will alleviate local rail network capacity pressures.

The project involves construction of the train provisioning facility, a combined maintenance building, signalling and power infrastructure, 26 turnouts and 11km of plain line track works.

Leighton Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Hamish Tyrwhitt, said: “The project, which involves civil, track and other expertise, demonstrates the Leighton Group’s diverse skills and its capability in delivering rail transport infrastructure that is vital to the country’s growth.”

Leighton Contractors Managing Director, Craig Laslett said: “This project will improve operations and supply chain efficiency for our client and deliver wider benefits across the Hunter Valley coal freight network.

“Our team integrates civil, track, electrical and signalling specialists who have extensive experience in the Hunter Valley. “The project will also draw on Leighton Contractors’ strong history of delivering rail and mine infrastructure for clients in and servicing the resources sector.”

The train provisioning facility and associated track infrastructure is expected to be completed in late 2014. The combined maintenance facility and remaining track work is expected to be complete in March 2015.

 

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