UGL and longstanding client BHP have re-introduced wagon assembly into Australia, via a pilot scheme involving rail wagon construction at UGL’s Bassendean site in Perth, Western Australia.
WA Premier Mark McGowan visited the Bassendean site to commend UGL and BHP on the pilot and to reinforce the benefits a strong local manufacturing and assembly capability within the state.
UGL, a member of the CIMIC Group, has designed, manufactured and assembled rolling stock in Australia for more than 100 years.
Doug Moss, UGL Managing Director said, “UGL is Australia’s largest rail company and has had a presence in Western Australia for more than 70 years."
“We are proud to be the only Australian manufacturer of freight locomotives and we’re pleased to extend this capability through the re-introduction of wagon assembly into Australia, and particularly in Western Australia."
“We look forward to continuing this program with BHP and creating a strong and sustainable wagon assembly capability in the state."
The initial program of 20 wagons will be completed in early 2023.