GrainCorp’s network of facilities provides an important link between Australia’s growers and the export market. Project Regeneration was launched to create a more efficient network of storage sites across the country’s eastern grain belt. The sites offer: higher volumes to maximise efficiency (inload and outload), more efficient turnaround times/more loads per hour for growers, and quicker train cycle times – collectively, reducing freight costs and delivering better silo prices for growers.
BG&E provided civil and structural engineering services, specifically, to complete the yard upgrades and new rail infrastructure. Our team led the design of multiple sites to help meet the rising grain transport demands on the ARTC and Aurizon networks and the John Holland Country Regional Network. This comprised all of the rail and civil works at Cunningar, Bellata, Milvale, Redbend, Coonamble, Condobolin, Calleen, Yarrawonga, Burren Junction, Hillston, Barellan, Ardlethan, Yamala and Nevertire.
The key components of BG&E’s yard upgrade solution include:
- improved grain loading terminals;
- functional design;
- shunt simulation;
- rail and road design;
- formation and civil design;
- pavement design;
- stormwater design; and
- traffic engineering.
Our technical experts finalised the scope of work within an accelerated delivery programme to enable construction, prior to the pending grain harvesting season.