Flash-butt Welding Facility, Cape Lambert, Pilbara region, Western Australia



Flash-butt Welding Facility, Cape Lambert, Pilbara region, Western Australia
  • Client: Firm Construction
  • Contract: value $2m

Project description

Firm Construction engaged Monford to provide rail infrastructure services for a flash-butt welding facility in Cape Lambert in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

This computerised facility produces Australia’s longest rail strings (400m). Automated unloading of stock lengths are stacked and fed into the welding plant. Once welded into the longer lengths, 28 gantry cranes load them onto specialised rail carriages for distribution throughout Rio Tinto’s iron ore rail network.

Scope of work

Monford’s services included:

  • Earthworks
  • Formwork
  • Reinforcement fixing and concrete works for concrete footings
  • Construction of amenities, control rooms and operational facilities