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Tony Carney, National Sector Manager – Rail, from Industry Capability Network (ICN) delivered this presentation at the 2013 ARA Rail Suppliers Forum. The annual conference is the only event of its …

Tony Carney, National Sector Manager – Rail, from Industry Capability Network (ICN) delivered this presentation at the 2013 ARA Rail Suppliers Forum. The annual conference is the only event of its kind in Australia which has been specifically researched and developed for the benefit of the rail supply and rail contracting sector. For more information about the event, please visit www.informa.com.au

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  • 1. Working towards a competitive and innovative future for the rail industry Tony Carney, National Sector Manager Rail The 4th Annual Rail Suppliers Forum 3rd July 2013
  • 2. Overview • Australian rail manufacturing • Issues for consideration • Major projects - opportunities • Industry development strategy • Industry Capability Network
  • 3. Role of the National Sector Manager Rail • Facilitate a National approach to ICN Rail activities • Help maximise Australian content for local and international opportunities • Identify rail opportunities locally and internationally • Promote local rail industry capabilities • Rail industry development strategy
  • 4. Australian rail manufacturing at a glance Annual turnover of more than $4 billion Employs 15,000 annually Non-urban passenger rail increased by 12% and urban passenger rail increased by 5% in the last two years Approximately 330 firms with over 150 years of both rail design and manufacturing capability Largest tram network in the world World’s 6th largest rail infrastructure network
  • 5. Some issues for rail suppliers to consider • Local market is tough - competition with other manufacturers • Global rail companies are looking to Australia for opportunities • Australian rail companies are looking for global supply chain opportunities • Project timing and funding • Get smarter and become more competitive • A Plan for Australian Jobs – The Australian Governments Industry and Innovation Statement
  • 6. Current and potential projects with ICN involvement Queensland • Next Gen EMU Rolling Stock * • Gold Coast Light Rail • Cross River Rail • Morton Bay Rail Link • GVK / Hancock coal project * • Adani coal project New South Wales • Waratah Trains • Country Rail Link • North West Rail Link * • Cobbora Coal Project • Passenger car refurbishment • Light Rail Victoria • Add VLocity DMU Pass Cars • Add Xtrapolis trains • Melbourne Trams • Next Generation EMU Rolling Stock • Melbourne Metro Stage 1 • Port of Hastings Redevelopment • Regional rail link South Australia • Adelaide EMU Passenger Car • Adelaide Electrification • Seaford Rail Link • Major Resource projects
  • 7. Current and potential projects with ICN involvement Tasmania • Freight Wagons • Locomotives • Infrastructure • Light Rail Western Australia • Perth Passenger cars • Major infrastructure works • Roy Hill Iron Ore • Perth Light Rail New Zealand • Auckland infrastructure projects • Wellington Infrastructure Projects • Wellington EMU Passenger Cars • Auckland EMU Passenger Cars • Tranz Scenic AK carriage build International • China Trade Mission 2012 • InnoTrans Trade Mission 2012 • Asia Pacific Trade Mission 2013 • Various Inward Trade Missions • Project & Supplier Promotion
  • 8. Industry development strategy • Rail Industry Roadmap – on track 2040 * • Supplier Continuous Improvement Program (SCIP) * • Forecasting domestic demand for passenger rolling stock • Harmonisation of rolling stock specifications • Rail statistics project • Promoting capability and business matching * (ICN) • Increasing international business opportunities (through leading international trade missions to Europe and Asia in search of new markets and customers) *
  • 9. On track 2040 • 3 broad areas of opportunity: • Materials and Manufacturing - covering design for lightweighing, improved performance and cost reduction • Monitoring and management - including all aspect of management and safety systems • Power and Propulsion - covering elements of fuel and energy delivery, emissions reduction technology and general equipment efficiency
  • 10. Industry Capability Network - ICN • ICN National organisation • Team technical business consultants • Match opportunity with local capability • ICN Gateway – Rail Directory icngateway.org.au or rail.icn.org.au • Company profile – comprehensively populated!
  • 11. ICN Australia & New Zealand rail team • Tony Carney – N.S.M. rail • Gerhard Klooster – ICN QLD • Peter Webster – ICN NSW • Stephen van der Lit – ICN Vic • Keith Wheatland – ICN Tas • Chris Ey – ICN SA • Linus O’Brien – ICN WA • Alan Bush – ICN NT. • Richard Harrison – ICN NZ
  • 12. ICN – National Sector Manager Rail For further information: Tony Carney – National Sector Manager Rail tony.carney@icn.org.au +61 (0) 418353718 or visit the Australian Rail Directory: www.rail.icn.org.au