CIMIC’s UGL lands contract to build Bellevue railcar maintenance facilities

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UGL, a member of the CIMIC Group, has clinched a notable contract, in collaboration with ADCO, to spearhead the construction of new railcar maintenance facilities at Bellevue, Western Australia, on behalf of the State’s Public Transport Authority.

The venture, valued at over $110 million, marks the expansion of the existing Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility, CIMIC Group revealed in a news release.

UGL is tasked with handling the project’s civil engineering, track laying, installation of signalling and trackside equipment, electrification work, and establishing connections to the site’s current High Voltage Traction Power substation.

CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria highlighted that the Bellevue facility integrates local railcar manufacturing, testing, and maintenance within Western Australia.

He emphasised, “It is key to expanding the State’s rail network, and building local jobs and skills that will support future growth.”

“We are very pleased to be working with the Public Transport Authority, our partner ADCO, and contributing UGL’s extensive transport infrastructure experience,” Santamaria added.

Doug Moss, UGL managing director, echoed this sentiment, affirming, “UGL is a leader in Australian transport and infrastructure.”

“This project will bring together the best of our capabilities to ensure a quality and safe outcome for our client and for rail users across Perth,” Moss concluded.

Commencing operations in the first quarter of 2024, the project is slated for completion by mid-2026.