Whistle blows for local train manufacturers

04 October, 2017

WA businesses have been invited to board the Metronet train after the State Government revealed more information about local content plans for the 102 new railcars to be added to the network over the next four years.

Metronet will increase the demand for new rolling stock by 17 six car sets – costing $322 million over four years.

The State Government’s railcar procurement project has set a target of 50 per cent local content work for the manufacture of them.

WA manufacturers are invited to attend a briefing at Technology Park in Bentley on October 26 to learn more about how they can get involved in the program.

The initial briefing will help the State Government and relevant manufacturers find out what products and services currently exist within WA, which may be available to support the manufacture and maintenance of a new design of railcars.

It will also provide valuable networking opportunities for local small to medium-sized businesses looking to be involved in future supply chain work.

Construction briefings have already been held for local engineering and design consultancies in the construction industry, in relation to the new Metronet rail lines and stations.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti says Metronet is a game-changing plan for Perth and she encouraged interested businesses to sign up and learn more about the pipeline of opportunities.

Interested businesses must register online by Friday, October 20.

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