IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has selected Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group as preferred bidder for a €40m contract to provide track maintenance services, including the operation of 14 on-track machines owned by the national railway.
Rhomberg Sersa expects to employ 56 people to undertake work under the contract announced on February 11, which runs for five years with an option for further a two. The contractor will work with further education and training authority SOLAS and Kildare County Council to train apprentice machine operators and technicians.
‘After a highly competitive procurement process, we are delighted to begin working with Rhomberg Sersa on maintenance of our permanent way’, said IÉ’s Director of Infrastructure Management, Don Cunningham. ‘The combined expertise of our two companies and staff will ensure that our infrastructure assets will have the best possible maintenance ensuring longevity and value for money.’