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On track in the Pilbara.

Eliwana Rail Project for Fortescue Metal Group

Our team secured a $130 million contract with Fortescue Metals Group to construct 143 km of railway tracks and signalling at its Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

This greenfield project connects the new Eliwana iron ore mine to the existing Fortescue Hammersley Line.

Our team constructed 143kms of heavy haul track in the Pilbara, extended the existing signalling and train control systems, and completed a traffic capacity extension to the communication infrastructure as part of the integrated package for trackworks, train control and signalling systems (ITCS).  

Our team managed the design, construction and integration of signalling and train control systems for the connection of the new Eliwana Rail Line to the existing Fortescue Hamersley Line to Port Headland. We were awarded further works including CCTV camera installations, design and construction of a new active level crossing and an extension to the ITCS contract for the remainder of the Eliwana Railway.

  • Customer
    Fortescue Metal Group
  • Location
    Pilbara, Western Australia
  • Specialisation
    Design & construction

    Systems engineering delivery & integration
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The project was completed on time despite challenging weather and access conditions.
Along with our other Western Australian projects, we have recruited 400 new workers.
“Working in a remote and often volatile environment has its challenges, but I am proud that the team were able to demonstrate our capability to manage complex logistics and high-production welding facilities while enabling efficient project delivery.” John Holland Rail Delivery Manager, John Ma


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