Goonyella Abbot Point Expansion Project (GAP)

The GAP Project is one of the largest rail infrastructure projects undertaken in Queensland’s history. One component of this project involves the implementation of drainage culverts beneath the railway infrastructure to enable stormwater to traverse under the rail embankment.

These works involve installing various diameters of Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) under the Rail through the use of trenchless technology.

Bamser Involvement in the Project

Bamser were introduced to the Project to aid the Alliance in the planning and procurement for the trenchless crossing scope of works.

Specifically, these services included:

  • Undertaking a review of the design and geology;
  • Recommending the most appropriate trenchless methodologies for the crossings;
  • Assisting in the approvals process with key stakeholders including Queensland Rail, Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Client;.
  • Tender assessment and award recommendation.

Preparation of works documentation including:

  • Detailed Scope of Works for the tender package;
  • Comprehensive specification for the tender package;
  • Development of the construction programme;
  • Construction Execution Procedures for the trenchless crossings works;
  • Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs);

Bamser Contact

Ben Crosby Managing Director
(07) 3217 5153

Project Details

Client / Coal Contact Alliance

Location / Goonyella

Infrastructure Owner / Queensland Rail (QR)

Project Value / $125 Million

Timeframe / March 2010 — Ongoing

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