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Port of Ngqura

Construction of 25km of railway line, including two rail yards, of which the smaller one is in the harbour next to the container depot and quay. All major materials were supplied by the customer except the ballast. The method of construction included skeleton track, distributing ballast with own loco and ballast wagons, lift align tamp and regulate with own on-track machines. Flash butt welding of 18m rail on formation. 39 turnouts were built of which three were mainline turnouts and the rest were built in the yard.

Specifications

Location Port of Ngqura
Title Coega: Expansion Programme Railway platelaying
for the Port of Ngqura including OHTE Coega
Project
Client Transnet Freight Rail
Construction Period  October 2008 – June 2011
Consulting Engineers  Hatch, Mott MacDonald, Goba JV
Work Constructed by  Aveng Rail (100%)
Main Subcontractors Tractionel Enterprise (OHTE), Alstom (Signalling),
VAE (Supply Tracks)
Main Quantities Turnouts: 39
Insulated Rail Joints: 50
Flash butt welds: 3 500
Ballast: 3 300m³
Sleepers: 33 700