Australian infrastructure firm Broadspectrum has been awarded a five-year extension on its deal to maintain 78 kilometres of rail infrastructure at the BlueScope steelworks at Port Kembla, NSW.
Broadspectrum, which was publicly traded as Transfield Services until it was acquired by Ferrovial in 2016, announced the new deal on Thursday.
The news extends the existing contract – which started in 2001 – to at least 2021.
Broadspectrum said its new status meant it could collaborate with Amey, a fellow Ferrovial subsidiary which specialises in utilities and transport maintenance.
This collaboration allows Broadspectrum to enhance its offering to BlueScope, with the new contract now covering asset management, facilities management, shutdowns and project management services, the company said.
“I would like to thank the team for their long-term dedication to BlueScope and for their initiative to implement our rail capabilities as a value-add to our industrial services,” Broadspectrum’s resources chief executive Tom Quinn said.
The company’s transport chief executive, Peter Richardson, added: “By working together with our Resources team, we are leveraging our own rail capabilities to deliver a comprehensive set of essential services to add value to our clients.”
The new five-year contract will start on December 1, 2017.