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Martinus wins tracklaying and overhead contract for CRL

Martinus Rail has won the contract for rail supply, track, and overhead wiring for the City Rail Link in Auckland, New Zealand.

The $48 million contract is the largest yet for the Australian-owned rail construction contractor in New Zealand, said CEO and managing director Treaven Martinus.

“This is the biggest contract we have won to date in New Zealand and marks a significant milestone in our growth journey,” he said.

“It’s made all the more remarkable to be part of one of the most important social infrastructure projects currently underway in New Zealand.”

Martinus will supply and install all the rail, slab track, ballasted track, rigid overhead conductor bar and overhead line equipment works between Britomart and Mt Eden stations.

According to Martinus COO Ryan Baden, the win will see the company significant expand its presence in New Zealand, with the project team to consist of 70 staff at the peak of works.

“The awarding of this complex railway systems project is a big step in our New Zealand expansion strategy, we look forward to working collaboratively with Link Alliance to deliver another successful project,” he said.

The works are expected to last for two years following mobilisation in early 2021. Baden said that Martinus would be looking to maximise local involvement throughout.

“We have seen firsthand the benefits of working with local suppliers and manufacturers to service many of our projects and our approach remains the same here.”

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