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Laing O’Rourke awarded major rail construction contract

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International construction firm, Laing O’Rourke, has been awarded the contract by CBH Group in Western Australia to deliver the Cranbrook Rail Outloading Project.

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Construction on the project is set to begin in April, and will involve a multidisciplinary approach involving rail, earthworks, drainage, structures, mechanical, and electrical works. The scope of the work will involve doubling the existing rail siding from 995m to 2000m in length as well as realigning 395m of the existing rail siding, with the extension to be complemented with a new 6600-tonne fixed rail loading facility.

Laing O’Rourke will deliver the project via its Rail Operations division, with Business Leader Mark Fletcher speaking of the company’s excitement about the new relationship with CBH Group.

“Laing O’Rourke’s Rail Operations business has more than 500 staff and a fleet of specialist plant and equipment, supported by industry-leading project management systems,” said Fletcher. “We are looking forward to putting this to good use for the CBH Group now and into the future.”

The Cranbrook Rail Outloading Project is one of 11 rail siding projects at CBH sites and is funded in partnership with the Western Australian and Federal Governments under the Agricultural Supply Chain Improvements Program.

CBH Group also announced it awarded the contract for the new rail siding at Konnongorring to Gamuda Group of Companies’ DT Infrastructure. Both projects represent part of CBH Group’s $4 billion investment in optimising its rail services over the next 10 years.

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