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March 1, 2024

Explore Enters Rail Plant Market

Explore Enters Rail Plant Market

Explore Plant & Transport Solutions, a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke’s Select Plant Hire subsidiary and WS Transport, has announced its entry into the rail plant market. The establishment of a new division dedicated to supplying rail contractors with road-rail vehicles (RRVs) signifies a significant expansion of Explore's capabilities and offerings within the industry.

Investing in a state-of-the-art fleet of RRVs equipped with cutting-edge technology sourced from industry-leading suppliers and converters, Explore is primed to deliver unparalleled efficiency and performance to rail projects across the nation. The emphasis on high specification and comprehensive fleet underscores Explore's commitment to meeting the diverse needs and demands of rail contractors, while also ensuring the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Explore has appointed industry veterans Steve Smith as head of rail operations and Dave Burns as head of sales and commercial (rail). With their wealth of experience and expertise, Smith and Burns are poised to drive Explore's rail division forward, leveraging their insights to forge lasting partnerships and deliver exceptional value to clients.

The decision to enter the rail plant market reflects Explore's proactive approach to diversification and innovation. By capitalising on emerging opportunities in the rail sector, Explore is positioning itself as a trusted partner for rail contractors seeking cutting-edge solutions and unparalleled service.

Explore's expansion into the rail market aligns with broader industry trends towards sustainable and efficient infrastructure development. RRVs play a crucial role in enhancing the productivity and safety of rail projects, enabling contractors to execute tasks with precision and speed while minimising environmental impact.

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