Rapid Growth Project 5 (RGP5) Rail Duplication North

RGP5 was part of BHP Billiton’s phased expansion with capacity to increase to 205 million tonnes per annum. Duplicating the rail infrastructure was a fundamental part of the growth strategy. MLJV was a consortium of Macmahon Holdings and Leighton Contractors which carried out the northern section of the BHP Newman to Port Hedland rail line which contained the construction of 10 new bridges. Fremantle Constructions were identified prior to project kick off as a key component in the delivery of the concrete structures. MLJV were keen to secure many of Fremantle Constructions employees that they knew we could deliver when required. Fremantle Constructions ability to source and mobilise tried and trusted employees were invaluable when programmed dates slipped and more resources were needed at short notice. We supplied teams of civil constructors to execute the bridge and drain structures along the Northern section of the alignment. We supplied supervisors, leading hands, carpenters, concreters and riggers throughout the entire project.

Location: 
Newman to Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia
Owner: 
BHP
Client: 
MLJV (Macmahon Holdings and Leighton Contractors Joint Venture)
Duration: 
15 months
Sectors: 
Mining
Status: 
Uncompleted