RBCT is one the leading export coal terminals in the world with a design capacity to handle 91 million tons of coal per annum. RBCT requires rail maintenance management support for a period of three years to manage the rail infrastructure maintenance activities on the site. The siding is made up of 70 kilometres of rail track, with other tracks in the ship loader and in the stockyard.


The breakdown of the infrastructure being maintained is as follows:

  • 160 turnouts of various rail type, angle and on wooden or concrete sleepers
  • 95 km of track kilometres of different sizes
  • 542 block joints
  • 23 single rail in Stock Yard and Ship Loader
  • 5 tandem tipplers

R&H has been appointed to have a representative fulltime on site to perform asset maintenance management and rehabilitation of the rail infrastructure in the siding, this in putting together the five year maintenance strategy, the material replacement plan, the allocation of resources and assisting in growth plan.

The other deliverable on this project is for R&H to assist RBCT in the procurement of the contractor to perform the maintenance of the siding, to manage the contractor, plan the workload for the contractor and ensure the quality of work. The agreement with the maintenance contractor over the five period is R60 million