Jilalan Rail Yard Upgrade Queensland The Project The total length of new track is Client: Jilalan Rail Yard is a key link in the approximately 40km, of which Queensland Rail Goonyella coal supply chain, delivering approximately 22km will be electrified. export coal to the Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay coal terminals. The bulk earthworks component Value: includes approximately 1.3 million m³ $350 million The Coal Stream Alliance Jilalan, of which 450,000m³ or 53% is hard rock comprises Macmahon, MVM Rail (a that will require blasting. Type of Contract: subsidiary of Macmahon), Connell Hatch Coal Stream Alliance (QR, and Parsons Brinckerhoff (designers) as The current layout includes 72 turnouts Macmahon, MVM Rail, Connell partners with Queensland Rail. with other major project components Hatch and Parsons Brinkerhoff) including 48 new bridge structures. The aim of the project is to increase Start Date: throughput capacity from the current 29 The construction of a 350-person August 2007 trains per day carrying 92 million tonnes accommodation village was completed per annum (Mtpa) to 42 trains per day in September. carrying 129 Mtpa. Finish Date: The bulk earthworks have progressed December 2009 Scope of Work to schedule and are targeted for The project includes the construction of completion by the end of 2008. two bypass roads (with provision for a Fast Facts: future third) and two new provisioning The focus of the site works then turns to Bulk Earthworks roads both with bi-directional signalling, the construction the infrastructure that 3 1,300,000m upgrading the overhead traction system, will be the face of the upgrade. Bridges remodelling the surrounding public roads and crossings including nine new Community 48 grade crossings, a new locomotive Community and stakeholder Rail Track provisioning facility, a new wagon consultation activities are expected to 47km maintenance facility and the conversion gather pace with the implementation of an existing wagon maintenance shed of the Alliance Communication and The project is scheduled for completion into a new locomotive maintenance Consultation Management Plan which in December 2009. 26/11/08 facility. was approved in late 2007.