Brookfield Rail chief executive Paul Larsen.
Brookfield Rail chief executive Paul Larsen.

Brookfield Rail has defied market trends to finish its Mid West rail upgrade on-time and ahead of schedule.

Speaking at the official completion of the $550 million project Brookfield’s chief executive Paul Larsen said recent distractions around Oakajee didn’t sway the company’s focus.

“The Mid West 10 years ago was exporting no iron ore and as of today it will be running at 16Mtpa runrate, so that in itself is a great step forward for the Mid West,” he said.

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