RCR boosts order book to $935M

DIVERSIFIED engineering player RCR Tomlinson has won more than $100 million in new contracts and says its strongest activity is in the rail, transport, power stations and new mining projects space.
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RCR Tomlinson workers at FMG's Solomon project.

Noel Dyson

It is a rare engineering company these days that counts new mining projects among its headline acts.

Interestingly RCR’s recent work wins are not in the mining space. The successful tenders include preferred contractor for a three-year maintenance and shutdown contract for Eraring Power Station in New South Wales for $18 million a year; and $48 million of water infrastructure projects in Western Australia.

Besides Origin Energy’s Eraring, which at 2880 megawatts is Australia’s largest power station, RCR’s power station work includes NRG Power Station at Gladstone, the Liddell and Bayswater power stations in the Hunter Valley, Millmerran and Condamine power stations in Queensland, Northern Power Station at Port August, and the Torrens Island Power Station.

According to RCR, with the Eraring win it has become one of the largest power station maintenance and shutdown contractors in Australia.

RCR managing director Paul Dalgleish said the recent contract wins would contribute to building its revenues for the second half of the 2015-16 financial year and help further diversify the company’s WA business.

“The growing pipeline of rail infrastructure, power station and mining projects continues to support our aspirations for revenue growth next year,” he said.

He expects infrastructure spending to gather momentum in the second half of the financial year.

As a result, Dalgleish believes the company’s revenues will remain flat for the first half, with earnings biased towards the second half.