Pannawonica Iron Ore Mine Haul Train Bridge Replacement

Project Details
Client: Rio Tinto / Calibre Engenium (project managers)
Consulting Engineers: BG&E
Principal Contractor: NRW
Structural Plate Contractor: APE Erectors

Project Scope

Twin Super-Cor Arches with MSE Structural Walls, cobblestone face

Project Notes

  • Twin Super-Cor SC74 Arches, 20m span, 10m rise, 25.2m length, with MSE Headwall
  • Design Loading: Iron Ore train, 37.5 tonne axle loco / Design Life: 50 years
  • A bridge replacement, due to the efforts of all project partners, was up and running six months from award of contract
  • As an extra to the Wire Wall headwall, Calibre required a steel face to be put at the base of the wall for added protection against major impacts. We designed a sturdy fascia solution for both sides using Multi-Plate.
  • According to Tony Douglass, Project Manager, at Calibre Engenium, we were awarded the project primarily due to our engineering and design ability, the professionalism of our team, and our local manufacturing expertise.

Merger of Australian Construction Products and Safe Direction

We are delighted to announce the merger of Safe Direction Pty Ltd and Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP).
On 1 May 2023 Jaybro, Australia’s leading supplier to the civil construction and infrastructure sector, and owner of ACP, purchased 100% of the share capital of Safe Direction. Under Jaybro’s ownership the two businesses will be merged to form Australia’s preeminent company manufacturing and supplying vehicle barrier systems.

A compelling motivation for the merger is the value created for our customers from combining the collective resources and knowledge of the two companies. Notably there will be significant broadening of the product range and enhancement to distribution reach and capacity. There will be transitionary steps as the two businesses assemble under the one entity, Safe Direction. Part of this transition includes the consolidation of the products and services offered by the merged business into a single web domain

We trust that this merger will provide increased value to you and we look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance.