Western Australia


Fortescue Metals Group


May 2016 - August 2016


$4.5 million




The scope of work included:

  • removal and replacement of contaminated ballast
  • realigning of stacker and reclaimer mono-rail
  • construction of new drainage to limit future contamination
  • construction of a temporary haul road alongside stockpile and embankment
  • unbolting of tie-rod from rail and cutting tie-rods
  • removing all rail and sleepers
  • excavation of ballast
  • shaping of sub-ballast capping
  • installation of clean screened ballast to bottom of sleeper
  • reinstallation of sleepers
  • reinstallation of rail, re-clip, weld and grind
  • construction of an upstream concrete spillage slab
  • reshaping of road from edge of conveyor to new concrete spillage slab.


BMD worked efficiently to establish the site, incorporating detailed planning to ensure the project commenced on time. This included careful logistics and transport for the required resources on the project with the team working proactively with the client to manage the project of works and ensure adequate scheduling of resources within the roster. The result was a flexible system which enabled all or some staff to allow for changes in the works and critical path activities to continue.

The project team identified opportunities to utilise both local suppliers for equipment requirements as well as employing operators for equipment as required, on a case by case basis aligned with the program of works to ensure operations were able to be maintained.