Project status
In-progress
Location
Perth, Western Australia
Client
Salini Impregilo NRW JV
Start Date
Jan 2020
Completion Date
Jul 2021

Forrestfield Airport Link ($ 1.86B) project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments and will deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth – with three new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe.

The rail link forms part of the METRONET vision to create liveable communities connected by world class public transport. The line will spur off the existing Midland Line near Bayswater Station and run to High Wycombe through twin-bored tunnels.

The current scope involves manufacture and supply of AS60kg - Turnouts and Scissor Crossovers. The below scope was manufactured and delivered within Ten (10) months from signing of the contract.

Scope of Supply:

  • AS60 - Two (2) off 1 in 25 LH/RH Turnouts with Swing Nose Crossings on concrete bearers 
  • AS60 - Eight (8) off 1 in 10 LH/RH Turnouts with Swing Nose Crossings on delkor eggs
  • AS60 - Two (2) off 1 in 4.95 Diamond Crossing on Delkor Eggs  
  • Twenty (20) sets of Points and Swing Nose Crossing rodding arrangement.
Project status
In-progress
Location
Regional Queensland
Client
Adani Australia
Start Date
Feb 2020
Completion Date
Apr 2021

Based in Rockhampton, Salix is delivering turnouts for a 210-kilometre rail link from the Carmichael Mine to the existing Central Queensland Coal Network.

The narrow gauge rail line for the Carmichael Mine will be approximately 210-kilometres long and connect the mine to the port using existing rail infrastructure.

Scope of Works:

  • AS60kg - Five (5) off 1 in 12 turnouts with RBM Crossings on concrete bearers
  • AS60kg - Five (5) off 1 in 16 turnouts with SNX Crossings on concrete bearers
  • AS60kg - Five (5) off Flexi Catch-points on concrete bearers
  • AS60kg - Three (3) off Temporary Turnouts
  • 46 off Guard rail noses

 

Project status
In-progress
Location
New Zealand
Client
KiwiRail
Start Date
Apr 2016
Completion Date
Apr 2025

Kiwi Rail Holdings Limited is a NZ stated owned enterprise responsible for the rail operations in New Zealand. Kiwi Rail has also known as the largest rail transport operator which provides New Zealand’s freight, passengers, and supply chain industries the most cost effective and sustainable solutions.

It is a 9 years’ exclusion supply agreement with KiwiRail involves design, manufacture and supply new standard tangential turnouts, crossovers, and turnout rodding to the NZ market. These new standard turnouts feature the highest standard of components improved the overall performance and product cycle life.

Scope of Supply:

  • NZR50KG – 250+ Tangential turnouts (R96, R140, R250 and R560)
  • NZR50KG – 25+ Tangential Crossovers (R96, R140, R250 and R560)
  • NZR50KG – 5 off Scissors Crossovers
  • NZR50KG – 5 off Double &Single Slip 
  • NZR50KG – Track Spares
  • Points Rodding suitable for NZ National Track Levers
  • Points Rodding suitable for M23A/M3A Points Machine 
Project status
Completed
Location
Parkes, NSW
Client
ARTC
Start Date
Apr 2018
Completion Date
Jun 2019

Inland Rail, also known as Inland Railway and previously Australian Inland Railway Expressway, is a 1,727-kilometre railway line under construction in Australia.

Once complete, it will connect the ports of Melbourne and Brisbane along a new route west of the mountainous Great Dividing Range, bypassing the busy Sydney metropolitan area and allowing for the use of double-stacked freight trains. The route will also connect to the Sydney–Perth rail corridor, reducing journey times between Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Construction of the line is divided into 13 projects, with 733 kilometres of new track to be built and 994 kilometres of existing track to be upgraded

The first stage (from Parkes to Narromine) involves manufacture and supply of AS60kg - Turnouts and Catchpoints. The below scope was manufactured and delivered within Ten (10) months from signing of the contract.

Scope of Supply:

  • AS60 - Eleven (11) off LH/RH Turnouts
  • AS60 - Eleven (11) off 6100 Flexi Catchpoints
  • Twenty-two (22) sets of Points and catchpoint M23A-MKII rodding
Project status
Completed
Location
Auckland NZ
Client
City Rail Link
Start Date
Apr 2020
Completion Date
Nov 2020

Salix was contracted to Design, manufacture and supply Scissor Crossover and rodding to be installed in the tunnel at Britomart East Station in Auckland NZ 

Scope of Supply:

  • 1 in 7.5 Scissor Crossover on Delkor eggs and associated rodding
Project status
Completed
Location
Sydney, NSW
Client
System Connect
Start Date
Jun 2020
Completion Date
Jan 2021

Design Manufacture and supply Buffer Stops for the Sydney Test tracks, and maintenance shed roads.

Scope of Work:

  • Two (2) off BP506 Friction Buffer stops
  • Eleven (11) off BP504 Friction Buffer stops
  • Four (4) off FP600HP Fixed Hydraulics Buffer stops
Project status
Completed
Location
Moorebank, NSW
Client
Qube
Start Date
Aug 2019
Completion Date
Dec 2020

Moorebank Logistic Park is a nationally significant infrastructure development that will transform the way containerised freight through Port Botany (Sydney) and deliver a faster, simpler and more cost-effective service for business and consumers.

At full operation, the facility will have the capacity to shuttle over 1 million shipping containers annually between Port Botany and Moorebank by rail instead of road, taking about 3,000 heavy truck movements off Sydney’s road network every day

This project involves designing, manufacturing, and supply of complete Crane rail system. The system was manufactured in Europe, with base plates delivered to sleeper manufacturer Austrak in Rockhampton, QLD to be casted on the bespoke monorail sleepers to achieve targeted completion date and greater quality control. The complete supply was completed within 14 weeks from signing the contract. The complete solution involved designing, manufacturing, supply and throughout on-site installation consultancy.

Scope of Supply:

  • 4000m plus of AS86 crane rail
  • 3400 bespoke designed monorail concrete sleepers
  • 7540 adjustable chairs
  • 30160 patented galvanised RailLok W15 clips
  • Patented crane rail pads, anchor bolts, nuts and bolts
  • 4 fixed hydraulic buffer stops specifically designed for the loco shifter
Project status
In-progress
Location
ARTC all networks
Client
ARTC
Start Date
Jan 2009
Completion Date
Jul 2025

We are a fully type approved supplier for ARTC interstate and Hunter Valley high axle load networks. We have supplied 200 turnouts throughout the network since 2009.

Turnouts have been designed and supplied to tangential geometry and include the full range of sizes from R190:7 to R800:18.5.

The turnout sets have been supplied with crossings ranging from explosively hardened manganese monoblocks with flash butt welded legs to swing nose crossings (SNX) with full hollow inbearer rodding.

We are a proven supplier of points operation rodding to suit electrical and manual operation (ground frames) including inbearer variants with sets installed successfully throughout the network.

Project status
In-progress
Location
Ivanhoe, NSW
Client
Tronox
Start Date
Nov 2020
Completion Date
Aug 2021

Tronox Mining Australia Limited (Tronox) currently operates two Mineral Sands Mines located in the Murray Basin in the South West of New South Wales, near the town of Pooncarie, a Mineral Separation Plant (MSP) in Broken Hill.

A Project is currently underway to develop the Atlas deposit which is located approximately 90 km North West of Balranald in NSW, and approximately 140 km North East of Mildura. The Ivanhoe Rail Siding (Site) is a part of a new development that will connect to the Broken Hill – Orange Railway and will be used to load and unload ore concentrates to and from mines operated by Tronox.

Scope of Supply:

  • AS60kg – One (1) off 1 in 10.5 Tangential Turnout
  • AS60kg – Two (2) off 1 in 8.25 Conventional Turnouts
  • AS60kg – One (1) off 6100 Flexi Catchpoint
  • AS60kg – Loose Items
  • Pre-building of complete scope (including steelwork, concrete bearers, rodding and points machine) at Salix Yard prior to delivery
Project status
In-progress
Location
Brisbane, QLD
Client
Unity Alliance
Start Date
Oct 2020
Completion Date
Nov 2023

Cross River Rail is a 10.2km rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD.

The project includes construction of four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street.

It will also deliver upgrades to eight above ground stations including: Salisbury, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Fairfield, Dutton Park, and Exhibition.

Cross River Rail’s route includes 10.2 kilometres of new rail line, 4 new underground stations, 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD, and upgrades to 8 above-ground stations covering Salisbury to Dutton Park, and Exhibition.

Scope of Supply:

  • AS60kg - Seventy-Eight (78) off LH/RH Turnouts
  • AS60kg - Four (4) off Diamond Crossings
  • AS60kg - Two (2) off Dual Gauge Turnouts
  • AS60kg - Seven (7) off Catch-points
  • AS60kg - Two (2) off Crossovers
  • Thirteen (13) off Friction Buffer stops
Project status
Completed
Location
Maryborough, QLD
Client
Downer
Start Date
Mar 2019
Completion Date
Nov 2019

This Salix certified designed (RPEQ) 3-way turnout is for Maryborough Service Delivery Center upgrade operated by Downer EDI. Turnout is supplied to size of 1-8, R129, narrow gauge 41kg Rail with Embedded Slab Track. Following are the scope of supply.

  • Supply of materials of All steel works including
    • Switch Sets
    • Frog’ crossings
    • Closure rails
    • Fastenings and turnout bearers to suit embedded track system
    • Mechanical switch system for 3-way turnout
  • Provide a procedure/ sequence for installation
  • Full set of installation drawings
  • Operational and maintenance document
  • Maximise of site assembly for delivery components. Rails are not to be welded (bolted and spliced)
  • Provide assembly support
Start Date
Jan 0001
Completion Date
Jan 0001

Design, manufacture and supply turnouts for the Hexham Relief Roads for ARTC network

Scope of Supply:

  • 1 in 15 turnouts with SNX crossing
  • 1 in 12 turnouts with Monoblock crossing
  • Total of 20+ turnouts and associated hollow inbearer rodding design  
Project status
Completed
Location
Doha, Qatar
Client
Leighton Contracting, Doha
Start Date
Jun 2014
Completion Date
Mar 2016

Education City in the western outskirts of Doha, Qatar is a new, 14km² district with different educational institutions. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled at the 6 western universities of Education City. In addition to the universities, the district also accommodates several educational facilities for children and adolescents as well as research institutes.

Once all facilities have been completed, the entire campus will be car-free. The different institutes will be connected by a battery operated, 11.5km long streetcar system with 26 stations. The People Mover System will transport 3,300 passengers per hour in each direction using a total of 19 trains.

This project involves manufacture and supply of 60R2 – Grooved rail turnouts, Single and Double Junctions and 49E1 - Turnouts, Crossovers, Scissor Crossovers. The below scope was manufactured and delivered within Twenty-four (24) months from signing of the contract.

Scope of Supply:

  • 49E1 - Twenty-Seven (27) off LH/RH Turnouts
  • 49E1 - Nine (9) off LH/RH Crossover
  • 49E1 - Two (2) off Scissor Crossover
  • 49E1 - Depot Ladder Arrangements
  • 60R2 - Three (3) off Single Junctions
  • 60R2 - One (1) off Double Junction
  • 60R2 and 49E1 IRJs and transition rails
Project status
Completed
Location
Moorebank, NSW
Client
CPB Contractors
Start Date
Feb 2017
Completion Date
Feb 2018

Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance (SIMTA) is wholly owned by Qube Holdings, one of Australia's largest and most experienced operators in the freight and logistics industry.

SIMTA will build and operate the intermodal terminal and freight precinct in Moorebank

This project involves manufacture and supply of AS60kg - Turnouts and Crossovers. The below scope was manufactured and delivered within Sixteen (16) months from signing of the contract.

Scope of Supply:

  • AS60 - Five (5) off LH/RH Turnouts
  • AS60 - Two (2) off LH/RH Crossover
  • 49E1 - Two (2) off Asymmetric Catchpoints
  • Eleven (11) sets of Points and catchpoint M23A-MKII rodding
  • AS60kg IRJs and transition rails
Project status
Completed
Location
Port Melbourne
Client
McConnell Dowell
Start Date
Oct 2017
Completion Date
May 2019

Port of Melbourne Operations Pty Ltd (PoMO) required the rehabilitation works at Swanson Dock East Berth 1. Based on PoMO’s advice it is understood that SDE1 has been in service since 1969, and was life expired. The rehabilitation works would include laying on new crane rail track for ship to shore cranes.

Scope of works:

  • 792m of A75 crane rail
  • 774m of 2980mm long Gantrex sole plates
  • 2,600 Gantrex W20/BI RailLok clips
  • 780m Gantrex RailLok Mk9.0 C200 rail pads
  • 1,600 levelling screws
Project status
Completed
Location
Webb Dock
Client
BMD
Start Date
Aug 2015
Completion Date
Oct 2016

Located at Webb Dock in Port Melbourne, 10 minutes outside Melbourne's CBD, the project reconfigured and redeveloped Webb Dock East, returning it to its original role as an international container handling facility. The upgraded facility is one of the most technologically advanced, environmentally sustainable and safest container terminals in the world, capable of handling the equivalent at least one million shipping containers per annum

This project comprises of the supply of:

  • 1,304m of Gantrex slab track crane rail fastening systems – Ship to Shore (STS)
  • 5,680m of Gantrex ballasted crane rail fastening systems – Automatic Stacking Crane (ASC) track

This is a unique project where the Ballasted ASC Gantrex System is one of only 4 in the world.

Project status
Completed
Location
Gold Coast, QLD
Client
CPB Contractors
Start Date
Mar 2017
Completion Date
Jul 2017

The Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Project is an extension to the Stage 1 works and links the Gold Coast University Hospital with the Helensvale heavy rail station.

This involves approximately 7.5km of dual ballasted track, 1km of dual embedded track, and a section of slab track at the GCUH including gauntlet diamond and crossover. Along the alignment will be 5 new stations, 2 of which will be constructed at a later date.

This project involves manufacture and supply of 51R1 - Grooved rail Gauntlet tracks and diamond crossing and 49E1 - Scissor Crossover and LH Crossover. The below scope was manufactured and delivered in record time.

Scope of Supply:

  • 51R1 Gauntlet Track for Gold Coast University Hospital
  • 51R1 Diamond Crossing for Gold Coast University Hospital
  • 51R1 Turnout for the GC Depot
  • 49E1 Scissor Crossover for Helensvale
  • 49E1 Crossover for Parkwood
  • 51R1 and 49E1 IRJs and transition rails

 

Project status
Completed
Location
Port Kembla, NSW
Client
PKCT
Start Date
Aug 2014
Completion Date
Jun 2016

Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) is the major coal facility in southern NSW for the transfer of coal from rail and road to ship. The terminal is responsible for receiving, assembling and loading coal from the southern and western NSW coalfields. The coal is then transported by ship to domestic and international markets.

The existing equipment servicing the coal stockpiles has been in operation for over 30 years and was in need of significant upgrade works to maintain the current operational capacity.

The scope of works was to supply material for 6km of rail system within the 1km long coal stockyard to facilitate the introduction of new stacker and reclaimer equipment in the yard. The overall scope for this project involves:

  • Supply of monoblock sleepers
  • Supply of 73KG crane rail
  • Supply of cross ties to maintain track gauge between independent sleepers
Location
Cunningar, NSW
Client
GrainCorp
Start Date
Feb 2017
Completion Date
Aug 2017

GrainCorp is a leading Australian agribusiness and processing company that partners with growers and producers of grain throughout regional Australia. The updgrade of the Cunningar yard and sidings was a vital link to enable rail transit of grains and remove trucks from the road.

The project involves design and supply of AS60kg tangential turnouts and points operation equipment.

Scope of supply:

  • R160:1.825 Tangential turnouts to ARTC specification
  • Racor 22E manual hand levers
  • Lost motion front drive rodding sets
Project status
Completed
Location
Hunter Valley
Client
ARTC
Start Date
Oct 2015
Completion Date
Feb 2016

We were engaged by ARTC to integrate our new fully tampable inbearer design onto 21 critical turnouts
throughout the hunter valley.

This first project of its kind for ARTC, it was designed to reduce maintenance costs on these turnouts and
to standardise rodding equipment across the hunter valley.

Project scope involved:

  • On-site inspections for feasibility of modification of turnouts
  • Design and manufacture of 21sets of in-bearer tubs, spherolock units and associated rodding
  • Stripping of existing clawlock rodding
  • On-site milling and drilling of switch and stock rails to facilitate new rodding using our specially designed milling machine
  • Assembly and installation of new in-bearer tubs and spherolock rodding
  • Adjustments to existing bearer layouts
  • Ballasting and tamping of turnouts
  • All associated testing, certification and commissioning of the new upgrades.

This type of project is a great demonstration of our entire team - from designers, manufacturers, project engineers, construction managers through to signalling engineers working closely together to ensure this project was completed on time and to the clients satisfaction.

Project status
Completed
Location
Weipa, QLD
Client
QH and M Birt
Start Date
Sep 2017
Completion Date
May 2018

As part of an $1.9B extension to Rio Tinto’s existing mining activities in the Weipa area, we were selected to supply and deliver rail and components to the remote location of Weipa, far north Queensland.

The scope included:

  • Supply of AS68/136RE crane rail
  • 555 metric tonnes as per AREMA specifications
  • Shipping by barge to remote dock for unloading
  • Supply of 215 cross ties to ensure crane gauge is maintained between tracks
  • Painting of rail to very high standards in areas for vehicle crossings
Project status
Completed
Location
Canberra, ACT
Client
NJCPB JV
Start Date
Jul 2018
Completion Date
Oct 2019

The Canberra Light Rail has transformed Canberra by integrating the transport network across the city. The first stage of Light Rail connects Gungahlin, through Dickson to the city. 

We were engaged to design and supply light rail buffer stops capable of interfacing with the LRV's to provide safety critical protection at light rail stops in pedestrianised urban environments. Owing to the location, the buffer stops were also designed to fit in with the surroundings in an aestheically appealing manner.

Additional scope was to provide innovative wheel stops for use in depot maintenance pits, these wheel stops incorporated a pop up mechanism that was activated by the passing wheel to ensure rollaway of parked vehicles did not occur.

Scope of supply:

  • Four (4) off BP502 friction buffer stops
  • Four (4) off buffer stop enclosures
  • Two (2) off retractable wheel stops for 51R1 grooved rail
Project status
Completed
Location
Moreton Bay, QLD
Client
Theiss
Start Date
Mar 2015
Completion Date
Oct 2015

The Moreton Bay Rail Link was jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council. The project provides approximately 12.6km of dual‐track heavy gauge passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, a new five track railway yard, six new stations and associated infrastructure, design of the connection to the existing network and any associated infrastructure requirement between Lawnton and Petrie and a shared pedestrian and cycle path along the new rail corridor.

Project scope involves:

  • Supply and Installation of 19 turnouts and 1 catch point
  • Supply and Installation of 8 friction buffer stops
Project status
Completed
Location
Gunnedah
Client
ARTC
Start Date
Jul 2014
Completion Date
Mar 2015

This project is part of ARTC’s commitment to providing 30 Tonne Axle Load (TAL) access to its customers throughout the Upper Hunter Valley. 

Project scope involved:

  • Design and supply of four crossovers, one turnout and one catchpoint
  • Design and supply of points operation rodding and equipment

The project team and our partners were faced with many challenges, and still completed all works on or ahead of schedule whilst maintaining an operational yard to allow the local Manildra flour mill to continue to mill and rail operations.

Project status
Completed
Location
Kooragang, NSW
Client
ARTC
Start Date
Oct 2011
Completion Date
Jul 2012

The purpose of the project was to provide infrastructure to increase the rail capacity of the Kooragang Coal Terminal (KCT) by providing the ability to hold 6 trains ahead of the Kooragang Dump Stations.

The project also provides:
a) Reduced congestion on the wider rail network; and
b) Enhanced operational flexibility for KCT and thereby the wider network.

Scope of supply:

  • Design and supply of multiple AS60kg tangential turnouts
  • Design and supply of concrete bearers
  • Design and supply of explosively hardened manganese monoblock crossing with flash butt welded rail legs
  • Design and supply of D84M points operation rodding including Spherolock
Project status
Completed
Location
Pyrmont
Client
John Holland Group
Start Date
Apr 2013
Completion Date
Apr 2013

Project scope included the removal of existing slab track arrangement, supply of light rail grooved turnout and 50m of plain line embedded track including concrete encasement.