Project Title: Rio Tinto Rail Capacity Enhancement 8 Mile

8 Mile Rail Yard, located between Karratha and Dampier

Operating under the RAFA Agreement, Rio Tinto engaged Ansaldo STS to design and construct the signalling system for the upgrade of their existing rail network at the 8 Mile Yard. The work comprised the construction of numerous signalling sites.


Ansaldo STS

April 2011 to May 2012
Project Value:

$8.2 million

  • Correlation of existing infrastructure
  • Cable hauling
  • Construction of trenching, pit and pipe, in accordance with AFC Design.
  • Installation of underbores
  • Installation of concrete pads and culverts
  • Installation of earthing including earth grid and equipment
  • Installation of all required signage
  • Installation of location cases
  • Installation of equipment bases and foundations
  • Assistance during the commissioning
  • Removal of all redundant equipment after commissioning.
Technical Highlights:

  • Working within the tight confines of the rail yard.
  • Managing safe working practices around live rail and shunting trains.
  • Working effectively with other subcontractors on site