Avon? No problem!
We recently spoke with Chris Ainley who wrapped up his first project as a Possession Protection Officer providing support to Arc Infrastructure Mobile Maintenance Team (MMT) in the Avon Valley.
“The most challenging part of the project was the limited services for communications. Phone and radio reception is intermittent in the Avon Vally area and when you have multiple workgroups, paired with live rail traffic, the stakes are high.
One of our most effective, but not as tangible tools, was trust and the safety culture that existed in the team. Arc Infrastructure MMT already has an ingrained and committed approach to effective rail safety and this contributed hugely to implementing a safe system to communicate over multiple workgroups and large distances.”
Not only did this project end incident-free, but photography enthusiast Chris even had a moment to capture some fantastic images of the Valley.
PEMs keep RHG & PTA on track
During our engagement on the longest blockade in Perth Transit Authority (PTA) history, we were able to demonstrate our commitment to innovation through the utilisation of a track and turnouts laying system, known as PEM’s or PEM-LEM.
These PEMs allow for the remote installation of turnouts either by slewing them from an adjacent site or by transporting them on LEMs (motorised transportation trolley) on track from the assembly site to installation site.
This was only the third time in PTA history that this equipment had been used but it was an efficient, safe and necessary piece of equipment to install integral turnout assets for our customer.
RMC Rail Services track and civil support, PTA Network
ZERO RMC INJURIES ON THE LONGEST BLOCKADE IN PTA HISTORY!
RMC Rail Services were proud to provide track and civil support leading up to, and throughout, one of the most complex and constrained projects delivered in the PTA network.
The team were faced with challenges at every turn when executing this scope of works, which included:
- Construction of 2.5km of plain line dual gauge track
- Installation of 4 dual gauge 1:12 turnouts
- Installation of 3 narrow gauge 1:12 turnouts
Impressively, the team did not sustain one injury! This achievement is a testament to our rail safety team and our WHS safety culture and awareness, not to mention the projects overall commitment to the works being delivered safely.
“We were so successful in our execution that we finished our scope without injury; that achievement alone is cause for celebration because the journey of how we got there was chaotic at times, challenging, and exhausting. The environment threatened to coerce our plans and objectives to the point of failure, but we planned well, and used our experience and determination to deliver for our client, and that’s exactly what we achieved.” – Marcin Kurpiewski, Construction Manager
Well done to all involved!
RMC Rail Services, CBH Group Metro Grain Terminal Yard
RMC Rail Services as part of Railtrain Holdings Group recently completed a project at CBH Group’s Metro Grain Terminal yard at Forrestfield. Scope required the installation of a new drainage system along the existing track and the renewal of formation and track across various sections of the yard during a shutdown period. This was successfully completed on time and without impacting ongoing operations within the terminal.
Thanks to our contracting partners CATS Corporation (Australia), Triodia Resources, and ALLWORKS WA PTY for helping to complete the project safely and on schedule.
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Engineering and Track Maintenance Support, Esperance
CBH Group Esperance engaged RMC Rail Services to provide engineering and track maintenance support to reopen their Esperance Grain Terminal rail operations. CBH Group successfully piloted the first trains this week to allow increased throughput at their Idyllic coastal port terminal.
RMC track and civil teams completed the task over a seven-day period to refurbish two turnouts for CBH Group.