The QTMP is a state-shaping project, which will support rail manufacturing in Queensland, as well as the Cross River Rail project and the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Under the contract, Downer will deliver:
Revenue to Downer will be finalised at contract execution, which is expected to occur in the coming months.
The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said the contract would cement Downer’s position as the largest passenger rollingstock maintainer in Australia for the next 30 years.
“Downer is the leading provider of rollingstock asset management services, with more than 100 years’ experience delivering rail solutions for our customers across Australia,” Mr Fenn said.
“With the addition of the new Queensland fleet, Downer will manage the largest rollingstock fleets in each State on Australia’s Eastern seaboard. Downer has successfully delivered a total of 119 Waratah trains for the New South Wales Government across Series 1 and Series 2 trains, and is currently more than halfway through completion of 70 new High Capacity Metro Trains for the Victorian Government.
“Downer is proud to be part of this project, which will change the way people travel around South East Queensland.
“We look forward to working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver this critical project for the people of Queensland.”