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Leighton has record order book.

<p>A number of major rail construction contracts has helped Leighton Holdings end the financial year with a record $8.4bn order book.</p> <p>Awarding of other major projects in the next few months should push work in hand to $9.5bn.</p> <p>Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess was part of the consortium chosen to construct the Epping-Chatswood segment of the Parramatta Rail line in Sydney. Thiess’ share of this work is estimated at $430m.</p> <p>Thiess was also part of the group awarded two of the design and construct packages of the Victorian Regional Fast Rail project. </p> <p>Another Leighton subsidiary John Holland was part of the joint venture which won the other two. </p> <p>Combined this work should add around $300m to the coffers.</p> <p>Another division, Leighton Contractors will be paid $300m over three years to build Melbourne’s Spencer Street Station.</p> <p>The company will also be part of the consortium winning the $1.5bn Western Sydney Orbital project. </p> <p>Two bidders have been shortlisted and each contains a Leighton Holdings subsidiary.</p> <br />