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Macmahon wins trio of Australian rail contracts

6 Jul 11 Macmahon Holdings has won three contracts with an estimated combined value of AU$129m (£86m).

The packages cover earthworks and bridge construction for railways as part of a Rio Tinto mine expansion programme in Australia.

A scheme for subsidiary Hamersley Iron involves the construction of 52km of greenfields rail formation, extending the Lang Hancock Railway between two mines. Rail bridges will be built over two creeks. Planning work is expected to start immediately with site construction works following in October 2011. The project has an estimated 10 month construction period and at its peak the site workforce will be approximately 300.

Another project involves the design and construction of two bridges over the rail at Cape Lambert. The third scheme is for bulk earthworks, roadworks and civil works required for the installation of new equipment.

Macmahon chief executive officer Nick Bowen said the contract award was further evidence of the company’s recognised ability to deliver significant infrastructure projects across the resources sector in remote and regional locations. “We are very pleased to have been awarded this work which further strengthens the ongoing relationship between Rio Tinto and Macmahon in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.” he said.

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