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Macmahon wins $86m Gindalbie contract

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Contract mining company Macmahon Holdings has won an $86m contract to build a train line for Gindalbie Metal’s Karara Iron Ore project in Western Australia’s mid west region. </span> <p>The contract is for construction of an 85km spur line to connect Karara to Tilley Siding, near Morawa, where it connects with the existing railway line running from Morawa to Geraldton.</p><p>Gindalbie said the track itself would be supplied by Gindalbie’s project partner Ansteel, the largest producer of rail in China and a world-leader in the efficient production of high-quality rail products.</p><p>Gindalbie managing director Garret Dixon said Macmahon had been selected because of its strong project knowledge and extensive experience in constructing remote location iron ore railways. Macmahon has previously undertaken work on both Rio Tinto’s and BHP Billiton’s rial lines in the Pilbara region.</p><p>“Macmahon has played a leading role in the redevelopment and construction of some of the busiest rail networks throughout urban and rural Australia and was a logical choice for us,” Dixon said.</p><p>Macmahon will utilise the services of its subsidiary, MVM Rail, to carry out components of the contract including tracklaying work.</p><p>An initial stockpile of rail sleepers for the spur line has already been delivered and the rail has been procured in preparation of the contract.</p><p>The rail construction contract is one of several major new construction, equipment and services contracts totalling $200m to be awarded in the coming months which will see the total value of contracts awarded by the project reach $1bn.<br />&nbsp</p>