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2011 is a landmark year for Abigroup,
as it celebrates 50 years of Constructing
Since its establishment the company has
played a major role in building Australia’s
infrastructure and has successfully delivered
some of the country’s largest and most
important projects. This year, Abigroup has
already secured a number of important new
projects in key sectors.
In August, the company won the New
Air Combat Capability (NACC) facilities
defence contract to prepare RAAF airbases
around Australia to receive the next
generation of fighter jets.
Abigroup is currently undertaking
the planning phase of the project, which
involves a combination of new and
refurbished facilities on 10 defence sites
around Australia as the new Joint Strike
Fighter F-35 Lightning II jets are phased in.
Abigroup’s rail business has been growing
rapidly and the company has won a
number of important rail contracts this year,
including two for Pacific National.
In May, Abigroup secured, as part of
the Pacific National Infrastructure Alliance,
a $100 million contract for the design,
pricing, delivery and commissioning
of the first Pacific National coal rolling
stock maintenance facility near Nebo in
This was followed by the award of an
$80 million contract to design and build a
coal train support facility for Pacific National
at Greta in the Hunter Valley.
In August Abigroup won a $65 million
contract to design and construct a new
railway station and associated infrastructure
works for the Victorian Government’s
Department of Transport at Williams Landing
on the outskirts of Melbourne.
Abigroup continues to secure an increasing
amount of the resource infrastructure work in
Queensland and Western Australia.
In July, an Abigroup-led joint venture
secured an $83 million contract with Rio
Tinto Iron Ore for rail formation earthworks
in Western Australia’s Pilbara region as part
of the Rio Tinto 333 Mt/a Project.
Earlier in the year, the company
started work on a $42.5 million contract to
duplicate an existing 34.5km section of rail
embankment as part of Fortescue Metals
Group’s iron ore expansion project near Port
Hedland in Western Australia.
In October, an Abigroup joint venture
won a $290 million project to build part of
a new coal export terminal to increase the
amount of coal exported through the Port of
Gladstone in Queensland.
Abigroup’s expanding role in the west has
not been limited to the resources sector.
In July, Abigroup was appointed by Main
Roads Western Australia to be the Integrated
Service Provider (ISP) for the road network
of the Goldfields-Esperance region, which
covers an area of approximately 930,100
square kilometres and incorporates in the
order of 2200 kilometres of arterial roads.
On the Eastern Seaboard, Abigroup
was awarded a $168 million contract by
the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW in
March to build the Holbrook Bypass, which
is the final stage of the Hume Highway
The company also secured two new
road contracts in Queensland, being selected
to undertake the fourth and final stage of
Section B of the Bruce Highway upgrade
between Cooroy and Curra, valued at $106
Abigroup was also appointed by
Townsville City Council to project manage
an estimated $50 million of work to rebuild
the roads damaged in some of the worst
flooding in Townville’s recent history.
In April, Abigroup secured a contract
to upgrade Sydney Water’s wastewater
treatment plants as part of the Sydney Odour
Management Program in Sydney and the
Illawarra. The first stage will involve an $80
million upgrade to the Malabar, Cronulla
and North Head wastewater treatment
In partnership with Queensland Health,
Abigroup has been selected as the
managing contractor for two major hospital
In June, Abigroup was awarded Stage 2
of the $1.4 billion Queensland Children’s
Hospital in Brisbane.
In September, the company was
awarded the $317 million redevelopment of
the Cairns Base Hospital.
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CONSTRuCTING AuSTRALIA’S FuTuRE
Construction work underway on the new Queensland
An artist’s impression of the Cairns Base Hospital redevelopment.
Abigroup personnel and plant carried out the Bulk
Earthworks for Section B of the Bruce Highway upgrade.
An artist’s impression of the Pacific National coal rolling
stock maintenance facility near Nebo in Queensland.
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