Queensland awards $70 million rolling stock maintenance contracts

Photo: Queensland Government.

Downer EDI’s maintenance depot in Maryborough, Queensland, has been awarded a series of maintenance contracts worth $70 million.

Firm contracts for transformer and air conditioning maintenance have already been signed and the company has also been confirmed as the preferred bidder to provide bogie maintenance, L Series carriage refurbishment works and locomotive overhauls.

The news was announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk during a visit to the Maryborough workshop today (September 11).

“It’s great to be in Maryborough to announce that Downer EDI had been awarded almost $8 million in rail maintenance projects which are expected to commence this year,” she said in a statement.

“They have also been selected as the preferred tenderer for an additional $62 million in upcoming rolling stock overhauls.

“We have already seen Downer hire 20 new local workers and this announcement means a secure pipeline of projects that will give Downer EDI the confidence to generate more jobs locally and boost the Wide Bay economy.”

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