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UGL, ADCO JV wins WA contract

The project expands the existing Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility and is expected to generate revenue of more than $110 million for UGL.

UGL has been awarded a contract, in joint venture with ADCO, to construct new railcar maintenance facilities at Bellevue, Western Australia, for the State’s Public Transport Authority.

The project expands the existing Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility and is expected to generate revenue of more than $110 million for UGL.

UGL will provide the project’s civil works, track construction, signalling and trackside equipment installation, electrification works and connection to the site’s existing High Voltage Traction Power substation.

A new assembly and commissioning facility has been built in Bellevue as part of the WA Railcar Program, which will deliver 246 new railcars required for METRONET projects and the subsequent retirement of the A-series trains.

Situated at the end of the Midland Line, the site in Bellevue is an ideal location to assemble and commission new railcars.


 

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The main facility includes a 180 metre-long building with a railcar assembly area, offices, workshops and storage areas, two overhead cranes and a heavy maintenance railroad with a crane capable of lifting 10 tonne.

CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said the Bellevue facility embeds local railcar manufacturing, testing and maintenance in Western Australia.

“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 said.

Works commenced in the first quarter of 2024 and are expected to finish in mid-2026.

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