Martinus on track with Carmichael rail project
Construction on the first of many temporary waterway crossings is underway and the civil team is preparing to commence piling works on the first bridge.
Martinus chief operating officer Ryan Baden said the civil works underway were quite complex.
“We are delivering the port-side civil works, which is around 86km of the earthworks formation with 10 multi-span superstructures – one that spans 50m, 87 culvert structures and three-million cubic meters of cut to fill,” he said
On the other side of the site, the flash butt welding yard is taking shape.
This is where strings of rail are welded together prior to being taken out to site ready to be installed on concrete sleepers.
Martinus has 300 staff on site for the Carmichael Rail Network and the company has tapped into the local resource pool to engage workers and suppliers.
It says its approach for the Carmichael Rail Network is similar to the one taken on previous projects – a large focus on community and industry engagement, with set targets to employing, providing training opportunities and upskilling local people and engaging local suppliers.
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