Australia-based Marr Contracting has been awarded a heavy lift contract to support the construction of the Boggo station as part of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project.

Marr secured the contract from the joint venture of CPB Contractors, BAM, Ghella and UGL Design and Construction (CBGU D&C JV). Marr has previously worked with two of the joint venture partners – CPB Contractors and Ghella – on the construction of the Sydney Metro Barangaroo and Martin Place stations.

The company will provide a craneage solution using two of its M2480D heavy lift luffing (HLL) tower cranes. This will allow the joint venture partners to adopt a construction methodology similar to that used on the Sydney Metro projects, which Marr said will help drive productivity, improve safety, and reduce time and project costs.

“We always believed that the methodology we developed for Sydney Metro would be a game changer for the construction of other railways stations in Australia and around the world. It is great to be working with CBGU D&C JV to bring this technology and different way of thinking about railway construction into Queensland,” said Marr’s managing director, Simon Marr.

The first crane arrived at the project site in January. Marr’s involvement is expected to last until mid-2022, with the station scheduled for completion by 2024.