Abigroup to maintain Goldfields roads

26/07/2011 - 13:50

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Abigroup to maintain Goldfields roads

The state government has awarded a $95 million road maintenance deal for the Goldfields-Esperance region to Abigroup Contractors.

The agreement is the sixth to be awarded by Transport Minister Troy Buswell in the past 12 months, as the current contracts reach their expiry dates.

Abigroup will provide maintenance, asset management, minor capital works and project and contract management services for roads in the Goldfields-Esperance region for the next five years, beginning in September.

Abigroup Contractors will have the potential of extending its contract period based on the company’s performance over the next five years,” Mr Buswell said in a statement.

Early last month, Mr Buswell announced a joint venture comprising Downer EDI Works and Mouchel International was awarded the contract for an initial five-year period, adding to its maintenance contracts for the Metropolitan and Gascoyne & Mid West regions.

Other winning proponents were Fulton Hogan, which will maintain roads in the South West and Great Southern region, and a consortium featuring Leighton Holdings, Leighton Opus, which will maintain the Wheatbelt's roads.

The only outstanding maintenance contract is for the Pilbara region, for which MacMahon Holdings has been announced as the state government's prefferred bidder.

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