Abigroup awarded 13km rail loop project
QR National has awarded Abigroup a AU$76m (£49m) contract to undertake the civil works for a 13km rail loop for the new Wiggins Island coal export terminal at the Port of Gladstone in Queensland, Australia.
The Wiggins Island balloon loop (segment 1) project involves carrying out the earthworks and drainage for the loop and includes two million cubic metres of fill, a creek diversion and environmental management.
Abigroup’s Queensland general manager Mick O’Dwyer said: “This major new project for QR National builds on the increasing amount of resources based infrastructure work we are carrying out in the Gladstone area. We are already currently building part of the Wiggins Island coal export terminal and recently we constructed 8km of seawall bunds as part of the Port of Gladstone western basin expansion.”
Work is due to start shortly on the new loop project, which will form a key part of a new coal export supply chain for existing and future Queensland coal producers in the Surat and Bowen basins.
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This article was published on 22 Jun 2012 (last updated on 22 Jun 2012).