Rio Grande Pacific Corporation Announces Engineering and Construction Teams for Uinta Basin Railroad Project | Business

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2022–

Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (“RGPC” or the Company), through its holding company Rio Grande Pacific Group, Basin Railway Constructors, LLC (“BRC”), today announced that it has selected the engineering companies and construction for the final engineering and construction of the Uinta Basin Railway, the 85-mile-long public transportation railway that will provide the first-ever public transportation rail service in the Uinta Basin region of northeastern Utah.

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Rio Grande Pacific Corporation’s freight railroads include the Nebraska Central Railroad, a 340-mile system in east-central Nebraska that serves diverse industrial, energy and agricultural customers. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Construction and operation of the Uinta Basin Railroad Project was authorized by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board on December 15, 2021. The railroad will serve mining, energy, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing industries in the basin. of Uinta. The railroad project was initiated by the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition, a political subdivision of the state of Utah, in 2018. The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is a financial partner in the railroad.

The engineering and construction companies that have been selected are:

  • AECOM will provide the final design of the track excluding its tunnels. AECOM is the world’s No. 1 engineering company (by revenue) according to Engineering News-Record (ENR).
  • Skanska-WW Clyde Joint Venture will build the railway, excluding its tunnels. Skanska is the 5th construction company in the world according to ENR. WW Clyde is the largest locally owned heavy civil engineering contractor in the State of Utah and has built a significant portion of Utah’s major transportation infrastructure since 1926.
  • Obayashi Corporation will provide the final design and construction of the rail tunnels. Obayashi is the 15th construction company in the world according to ENR and is globally recognized for its expertise in tunnel construction.

RGPC Chairman and CEO Richard Bertel said, “We are delighted to award the engineering and construction of the Uinta Basin Railway project to AECOM, Skanska-Clyde and Obayashi. Many qualified and technically competent engineering and construction companies, including most major US companies, have pursued the Uinta Basin Railway project and provided us with creative and high quality responses. AECOM, Skanska-Clyde and Obayashi provided the best fit for our project goals of the companies we interviewed. »

WW Clyde Regional Manager Garrett McMullin said, “Since 1926, WW Clyde has been known as one of the leading heavy civil contractors in Utah and Intermountain West. We are thrilled to have been chosen for the largest new railroad construction project in the United States since the 1970s. We are excited to help create new jobs and economic opportunity for rural Utah .

A key selection criteria for RGPC was AECOM, Skanska-Clyde and Obayashi’s commitment to tribal and local hiring preference, and to including construction and utility companies in their teams to the greatest extent possible. engineering located in the Uinta basin and counties. of the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition.

About Rio Grande Pacific Corporation

Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC) is a Fort Worth, Texas-based private holding company for regional freight railroads. Through its various subsidiaries, RGPC provides a full range of services to the railway industry, including railway development, engineering and project management, operation and maintenance of passenger railways, refurbishment of railway track maintenance equipment, rail dispatch services, industrial switching. RGPC’s portfolio companies provide services to Class I, regional and shortline railroads, passenger agencies and railroad industries throughout the United States. Our properties serve many Fortune 500 companies and transport a diverse mix of products in the agriculture, chemical, timber, mineral, energy and recycling sectors. These initiatives provide diversification across the industry spectrum through synergistic businesses and relationships. RGPC provides an international railway consultancy service to clients around the world, including five continents to date, and evaluates major greenfield railway projects for its clients as well as our own portfolio.

In the 36 years since our inception, we have focused on building a company known for its proactive approach to community engagement; strong and strategic partnerships with our customers and communities; efficient and safe train handling operations and transportation solutions; and great customer service. Internally, our company strives to attract strong team players who bring innovative and creative thinking and a drive to go the extra mile. This entrepreneurial and often contrarian style translates into a solid yet stable growth plan. As a result, Rio Grande Pacific continues to evolve to meet the demands of a dynamic rail industry.

At RGPC, we know what it takes to operate in the increasingly complex political, regulatory and logistical challenges to move freight and passengers efficiently.

Forward-looking statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements, projections and observations of Rio Grande Pacific Corporation. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Although the Company makes these statements in good faith, neither the Company nor its management can guarantee that the anticipated future results will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on behalf of the Company expressly qualified in their entirety by the disclaimers. preceding guard. All such statements speak only as of the date made and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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