Sep 04, 2020

Martinus on track with Carmichael rail project

Martinus on track with Carmichael rail project The sleeper gantry being assembled for the Carmichael Rail Network project.

Martinus says its project team is continuing to make great progress on the $340 million civil and track works package it is delivering for the Carmichael Rail Network project.

Construction on the first of many temporary waterway crossings is underway and the civil team is preparing to commence piling works on the first bridge. 

Martinus chief operating officer Ryan Baden said the civil works underway were quite complex.

“We are delivering the port-side civil works, which is around 86km of the earthworks formation with 10 multi-span superstructures – one that spans 50m, 87 culvert structures and three-million cubic meters of cut to fill,” he said

On the other side of the site, the flash butt welding yard is taking shape.

This is where strings of rail are welded together prior to being taken out to site ready to be installed on concrete sleepers.  

Construction workers checking the sleeper laying machine.

Martinus has 300 staff on site for the Carmichael Rail Network and the company has tapped into the local resource pool to engage workers and suppliers.

It says its approach for the Carmichael Rail Network is similar to the one taken on previous projects – a large focus on community and industry engagement, with set targets to employing, providing training opportunities and upskilling local people and engaging local suppliers.

The flashbutt welding yard taking shape.

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