What We Have Achieved

Boggabri Coal Haul Road and Bridge

December 2005 - October 2006

Client Information

Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Pty Ltd

Scope of Work

  • Bridge over Namoi River
  • Rail loop to access loading facility

Significant Achievements

  • Construction completed within program and budget.
  • Bridge work had to accommodate regular high flows in the river as irrigation water was released from the upstream dam.
  • A communication protocol was established with the dam controller to prevent any safety hazards associated with sudden rises in water level.
  • The haul road was built as one stage with the whole length under construction simultaneously.  GPS control enabled earthwork machines maximum flexibility in the timing and location of operations.
  • Rail work was completed during a short shutdown that enabled the final link to be made to the main line.