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PWI award winners announced

The PWI NSW Awards evening, held on the 9th of February 2024, was a resounding celebration of the incredible works and projects achieved within New South Wales’s rail industry. This prestigious event recognised the unwavering passion, dedication, and excellence exhibited by individuals and organisations driving the industry forward.

The 2023 PWI Ken Erickson Innovation Award was bestowed upon Future Maintenance Technologies ARIIS, acknowledging their ground breaking contributions and innovative solutions shaping the future of rail maintenance and operations.


Sione Tuitakau from Quickway was honoured with the 2023 PWI Welders Award in the welding category, celebrating their exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to quality in the welding discipline.

The Central Coast Civil Team’s tireless efforts and meticulous maintenance practices were recognised with the 2023 PWI Alan Barham Maintenance Award, highlighting their crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of rail assets.

The 2023 PWI Steve Maxwell Award winners exemplified outstanding project delivery across various scales and scopes. Next Rail Sydney Terminal Hurstville Crossover (Major Under $3M), Abergeldie – Southern Highlands Overtaking Early Works Werai (Minor), and Sydney Trains Linden To Lawson Derailment (Platelaying) were all celebrated for their achievements in project management, teamwork, and execution.

In the design category, GHD’s Penrith Resignalling + Remodelling project was honoured with the 2023 PWI Design Award


below $ 1 million, while AGJV Sydney Metro Bankstown Corridor took home the award for projects over $ 1 million, showcasing innovative and cost-effective design solutions.

Lastly, the 2023 Electrical Safety & Quality Award was presented to Sydney Trains South Territory Network Maintenance, acknowledging their unwavering commitment to upholding and advancing the industry’s electrical safety and quality standards.

The PWI NSW Awards evening was a testament to the continued passion and dedication of rail industry professionals in New South Wales. Their relentless pursuit of excellence, innovation, and collaboration drives the delivery of world-class rail projects and services across the state. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for their remarkable contributions to the industry.