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Roy Hill locomotive delivery project, Australia



ALE has transported 14 locomotives and performed gantry lifts onto the tracks for commissioning in Port Hedland, Australia.


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The locomotives weighed 188t each and were fabricated in the U.S.A before being shipped to Port Hedland in Western Australia.


The 14 locomotives were received and transported over two shipments. ALE received the locomotives onto 20 axle lines of SPT and they were prepared for road transportation.


To comply with the road regulations, each 20 axle line trailer was pulled by two prime movers with a 240t capacity and escorted by Police and pilots during the transportation from Port Hedland Port to the Roy Hill flash butt site approximately 40km south.


Once the locomotives had arrived at the Roy Hill site, only one prime mover was utilised to assist in manoeuvring the truck, trailer and locomotive into position. ALE then reversed the trailer 300m over a purpose made hard stand to the 400t gantry system located directly over the railway lines.


The locomotives were then lifted individually using the gantry system. After lifting the locomotive 500mm, the trailer was removed and the locomotive was lowered into position on the tracks ready for commissioning.


The locomotives were delivered in two weeks, safely, ahead of schedule and under budget.

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