How UGL keeps Australia moving

December 15, 2020
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations and Maintenance

Every day, people across Australia get up and get moving with their daily activities. What you may not realise is that UGL is probably involved in some way.

Power, mining and water

Heaters and showers are often powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). If you’re in Queensland they could be fuelled from a number of LNG facilities serviced by UGL. Additionally, the water from your shower could have come from a water treatment plant UGL has worked on.

When switching on lights, we depend on a reliable power source. UGL’s power team ensures a safe and steady power supply by performing installation and maintenance on substations and transmission lines for our clients.

Likewise, the power itself could have come from one of UGL’s new energy battery installation or solar projects, or from one of the power stations where UGL’s resources team provides shutdown and maintenance services.


A portion of your breakfast may have travelled at some point on freight rail. UGL is Australia's only diesel locomotive manufacturer and maintains freight fleets across the country.

Pacific National freight train outside UGL Broadmeadow workshop

The UGL Broadmeadow site in New South Wales manufactures and maintains locomotives.

Public transport

Do you travel on public transport in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, or Canberra (or across the pond in Auckland, New Zealand)? Through CIMIC Group’s investments and partnerships, UGL provides operations and maintenance in each of these major cities.

Light rail vehicles lined up photo taken from above

UGL, CPB Contractors and Pacific Partnerships, as part of the Canberra Metro consortium, delivered stage one of Canberra's light rail project for the ACT Government.

Roads and tunnels

Travelling on a major roadway such as Brisbane’s Clem7 tunnel? Or on a metro train? UGL designed and constructed the mechanical and electrical services, including the control and communications system. That electronic speed sign you passed may be controlled by UGL’s INTEGRA, our in-house integrated Operations Management Control System software. 

UGL has begun works in Sydney on M6 Stage 1 as the principal mechanical and electrical engineering contractor. M6 Stage 1 will connect Sydney’s south to the city’s wider motorway network. It will improve journey times, reduce congestion and remove trucks from local streets


UGL’s telecommunications team supplies critical communications, providing the systems for emergency services to communicate. We’re keeping people connected by installing the world’s fastest underground broadband communications. And assisting in one of the largest ever expansions of mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia.

 UGL provides a diverse range of services in a wide variety of sectors, right across the country. The next time you’re going about your day, have a think about the many ways UGL may have been involved.

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