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UGL wins $225m in rail projects

UGL Rail has been awarded $225m worth of passenger and freight supply and maintenance projects.

UGL Rail will deliver 10x C44Aci locomotives and a long term locomotive and wagon maintenance agreement to Xstrata Rail, operated by Freightliner Australia in the Hunter Valley, supply 9x GE Evolution locomotives to Rio Tinto in WA as well as an extension on the stage three Outer Suburban Railcar (Oscar) project to RailCorp in New South Wales for an additional 25 Oscars.

UGL chief executive Richard Leupen said it was &quotpleasing to note&quot that the company’s rolling stock delivery and asset maintenance solutions remain &quotproducts of choice&quot for Australia’s leading freight&nbsp rail and resources related companies.

UGL Rail is currently in the process of delivering the third stage of the Oscar project ahead of time and budget.

&quotUGL has progressed from concept to completion of the first four-car train set as part of the third stage of the Oscar project in just 19 months – a remarkable achievement,&quot Leupen said.

&quotThe award for 25 additional Oscars will extend the production schedule well into calendar 2013 while supporting Australia’s rail engineering capability.&quot

This will bis the third time that RailCorp has expanded the Oscar contract.