CLIENT REQUIREMENT

To increase rail exports to beyond 6Mtpa as well as to comply with the expanded rail service requirement (200 wagon trains) proposed by Transnet Freight Rail.

PROJECT SCOPE

Conduct a FEL3 level study to design the remodelling of the existing rail yard to meet the longer train length and improve rail operations to allow for the expanded export volumes.

SOLUTION
  • Compete detailed operational plan including migration from current to future
  • Design yard modifications to complement the operational plan
    • Undertake the detailed engineering (Civil & Perway , OHTE & Lighting, Train Control)
    • Prepare the technical specifications for the work
    • Prepare and quantify the work
    • Prepare stage working drawings detailing the proposed construction sequencing
  • Prepare documentation to allow contractor engagement to obtain pricing to suitable accuracy levels
  • Closeout final design and report in conjunction with Client and allied work streams
Interfaces
  • Client project team involving multiple discipline areas
  • Mine personnel – Rail Operations, Engineering, Materials Handling
  • Allied work streams for associated materials handling (Silo & Conveyor design)
  • Transnet Freight Rail (Engineering & Operations)