PROJECTS

Iron Ore Rail Network Ballast Remediation – Ballast Cleaning Machine

MARKET RAIL  |  SECTOR MINING
Origin(s)

Zutphen, Netherlands

Velletri, Italy

Destination(s)

Customer Rail Yard, Port Hedland, Australia

Project

Iron Ore Rail Network Ballast Remediation

 

Equipment

1 x RM80 Ballast Cleaning Machine

4 x MFS wagons

Other equipment

Total Volume

420 mt

Total Weight

90 mt

Year

2014

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Westlink managed the cleaning, packaging, loading and international transportation for various components of a RM80-750 ballast cleaning machine from Velletri, Italy and Zutphen, Netherlands to rail head in Port Hedland, Australia. The machine was demobilised from Port Hedland and transported by Westlink from Fremantle, Australia to Gioia Tauro, Italy and Rotterdam, Netherlands after the ballast cleaning program was complete.

SCOPE

  • Pre-shipment cleaning programs in both Zutphen, Netherlands and Velletri, Italy

  • Shrink and tarpaulin wrapping on all machinery

  • Rail and Road Haulage – from Zutphen and Velletri to Rotterdam and Civitavecchia respectively

  • Multipurpose Vessels (MPP) – separate vessels from Rotterdam and Civitavecchia to Fremantle

  • Road Haulage and Craneage – from vessel hook to Hazelmere Rail Yard for unload and pre-commissioning

  • Road Haulage and Craneage – from Hazelmere Rail Yard to Port Hedland Rail yard and unloading of trailers to rail head for commissioning

Mining Specific Logistics

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

  • Multiple shipments for mobilisation and demobilisation of machinery

  • Traffic management including police escorts in Australia

  • Site management including rail network control

  • Full compliance with Australian quarantine requirements with zero incidents

GALLERY