June 1st 2012UGL Limited has announced that it has secured four significant new orders to supply and maintain freight locomotives to various blue-chip Australian customers, with an end value of approximately $190 million.
Under these new awards, UGL will deliver a total of 38 locomotives to customers including the supply of:
GE Evolution locomotives to support Rio Tinto's Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia
C44ACi locomotives to supplement Xstrata Coal Australia's locomotive fleet operated by Freightliner Australia in the Hunter Valley. The order includes an eight year maintenance support program for these locomotives and associated wagons
C44ACi locomotives to QR National
C44ACi locomotives to PN Rail in Victoria.
UGL's Managing Director and CEO, Richard Leupen, said:
"These significant new locomotive orders reflect UGL's market leading position in the rail freight market and are testament to our capabilities in comprehensive rolling stock delivery and asset management.
"The momentum in our freight business is underpinned by the enduring relationships we have established with a number of blue-chip resources companies and rail freight operators in Australia as their key locomotive supply and maintenance partner.
"UGL is proud to remain the sole supplier of locomotives to Rio Tinto in their heavy haul application in Western Australia with the latest order bringing the total number of GE/UGL locomotives which will support Rio Tinto's Pilbara operations to 160.
"We continue to experience strong demand for locomotive rolling stock supported by resources related investment on both the East and West coasts of Australia. A large pipeline of locomotive supply and maintenance opportunities is visible and we expect to participate in a significant proportion of these new opportunities as they are awarded."