UK Trade & Investment Australia Rail Industry WebinarPresentation Transcript
24 June 2013Australian RailwaySectorOpportunities for UK Companies
Speakers• Introducing UK companies to opportunities in the AustralianRailway Sector• Peter Koning: Technical Director at AECOM PTY• Steve Tonks: General Manager Supply Chain, UGL/Unipart• Steve Scriven: Sales Director Unipart Rail
An Overview of Australia•Australia is an island continent and the world’s sixthlargest country (7,682,300 sq km).•Estimated resident population is 22.3 million andpredicted to reach 35.9 million by 2050.•All states/territories have separate governments, sittingunder federal government with regulations varyingbetween them.•Largest and most populous cities are Sydney,Melbourne and Brisbane.
Why Australia?•Best performing OECD country economically, with goodgrowth prospects•In the 2013 Budget the Government brought forward thesecond round of its Nation Building funding programme,with a headline figure of $24 billion over five years.•In the year ending 30 June 2012, engineering constructionon economic infrastructure was $58.16 billion, there is stilla phenomenal amount of infrastructure and engineeringconstruction activity in the system and scheduled forcompletion
Railway Industry in Australia• Attractive and growing market• Increased demand placing strain on rail networks acrossAustralia• Urban passenger networks each face distinctivechallenges• Enhancement of passenger and freight networks issought by each state government with long term plans inplace for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in particular.
Opportunities in the Railway Industry• Advisory• Technical Standard Harmonisation• Telecommunications• Signalling• Financing and PPP’s• Asset Management
Rail Projects in AustraliaProjects with committed fundingAustralian Rail and Track Corporation: Upgrades to the Northern SydneyFreight Line between North Strathfield and Newcastle, Commenced in2012, Expected Completion: 2016; Cost: $1110mAustralian Transport and Energy Corridor: Construction of an inland railwayfrom Surat coal basin to the Port of Gladstone, Construction to commence in thecoming months, Expected completion: 2014; Cost: $1000mQueensland DTMR: Cross River Rail – 18km north-south rail line in theBrisbane CBD, Plans announcedExpected Completion: N/A; Cost: $4500mThe North West Rail Link A 23 kilometre extension –including 16.9 kilometresin tunnel- to the existing City Rail network from Epping to Rouse Hill .Estimated capital cost of the project is $7.5 to $8.5 billion.Perth Rail Public Transport Package $500 million over 10 years to deliver apublic transport project in Perth", either the $1.8 billion MAX light railsystem or the $1.9 billion rail line to Perth Airport.;
The Nation BuildingProgrammePotential ProjectsNSW State Light Rail -project cost is an estimated $1.6 billion.NSW State Rail Authority: Western Express City Rail Service – newunderground platforms at several central stations,Start date 2015, Expected Completion: N/A Cost: $5430mMelbourne Metro - $3 billion contingent on matched funding from the VictorianGovernment, flagged for delivery as an availability Public Private Partnership(PPP), with the Commonwealth Government also noting an additional provisionto support future availability payments;$75.0 million for the Port Botany rail line upgrade to improve access andconnectivity between the port and the future Moorebank Intermodal Terminaland future planning for the Metropolitan Freight Network. Access andconnectivity between the port and the future Moorebank Intermodal Terminaland future planning for the Metropolitan Freight Network.
How Can UKTI Assist British Companies in Australia?• Find local contacts to help your business grow,through our Overseas Market Introduction Service(OMIS)• Carry out in-depth research on the market toyour specifications• Product launches and PR and marketingsupport• Help you attend trade fairs and missions
Keep In Contact with UKTI AustraliaLeah GartnerSenior Trade Development ManagerRailways, Advanced Engineering and MarineLeah.Gartner@fco.gov.ukAsk questions at the end of thiswebinar or follow the conversationon LinkedInKeep in touch with the latestAustralian business opportunitiesFollow us on twitter @uktiaustralia