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Novo Rail Australia The Ore Line Expansion Project FEL -2 South Africa TrackStar Programme Alliance Australia Client RailCorp Client The Mining Companies (Northern Kalahari mining firms) Client Queensland Rail Novo Rail – an alliance between RailCorp (owner partner and client), Aurecon, Laing O'Rouke and O'Donnell Griffin – will deliver an AUD 1 billion infrastructure upgrade programme of the Sydney rail network over five years. The alliance partners specialise in designing and delivering turnkey rail signalling, traction supply and multidisciplinary projects. Today's rapid growth in rail patronage means RailCorp must accelerate its investment programme to boost network capacity. The rail signalling and power systems are being upgraded to allow for the introduction of Sydney's new Waratah trains. A key feature of the delivery model is open-book transparency. Rigorous systems and processes ensure the committed and trusting involvement of alliance partners and RailCorp as client. The Ore Line Expansion Project is being undertaken to determine viable strategies to expand the throughput capacity of the ore line, spanning almost 900 kilometres from the Port of Saldanha to Sishen, from 60 Mtpa to approximately 90 Mtpa. The study involved detailed analysis of multiple aspects of the supply chain including assessment of the existing asset, capital and operation costs to achieve the nominated operational targets, the determination of rail and port operating practices, bulk materials handling procedures and complex rail yard operations. TrackStar was created in response to the Queensland Government's challenge to deliver rail infrastructure differently. The TrackStar Alliance has a long-term focus and is now delivering seven projects totalling more than AUD 1.4 billion as part of South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan Rail's (SEQIPRAIL's) AUD seven billion programme. This is the largest ever investment in the future of rail in South East Queensland and forms an important part of the Government's Infrastructure Plan and Programme. Aurecon's key achievements within TrackStar includes ensuring the seamless integration of civil and rail systems design and construction through collaboration with Queensland Rail operations and maintenance departments and private sector design and construction partners. Aurecon also played a key role in the development of independent verification plans within the alliance, which allowed self-certification of the projects to the satisfaction of the rail regulator. This was a first for Queensland Rail. Aurecon Rail 7

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