Martinus has been awarded contracts of $48 million for the supply, installation and commissioning of track and overhead wiring for Link Alliance’s City Rail Link project in Auckland, New Zealand.

As part of the works, Martinus will supply and install all the rail, slab track, ballasted track, rigid overhead conductor bar and overhead line equipment works on this major rail project between Britomart and Mt Eden Stations.

Martinus CEO and managing director Treaven Martinus said the team are looking forward to working on the largest transport infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand.

“This is the biggest contract we have won to date in New Zealand and marks a significant milestone in our growth journey.”

“It’s made all the more remarkable to be part of one of the most important social infrastructure projects currently underway in New Zealand.”

The project will add the equivalent of 16 motorway lanes during peak hour traffic. It will also create a number of direct and indirect jobs in New Zealand, and where possible New Zealand manufacturers will be maximised.

Martinus chief operating officer Ryan Baden said the project team are already speaking with local suppliers and subcontractors to assist with the provision of materials and services.

“We have seen firsthand the benefits of working with local suppliers and manufacturers to service many of our projects and our approach remains the same here.

“The awarding of this complex railway systems project is a big step in our New Zealand expansion strategy, we look forward to working collaboratively with Link Alliance to deliver another successful project.”

Mr Baden said as a result of this win the team in New Zealand will grow exponentially and expects the project team will consist of 70 staff at the peak of works.

The project team is expected to mobilise in early 2021 and remain on site for two years to deliver the works.