Abrolhos Overpass


Hamersley Ranges, Pilbara, Western Australia


Central Systems for FMG


+61 8 6375 9100


BG&E Resources worked with Central Systems to deliver both concrete and steel plate arch structures at Cloudbreak, providing FMG with autonomous mining access over their existing rail. As a consultancy who prides itself on being client focused and technically excellent it is exciting to see our knowledge and expertise contributing to such an impressive solution to a complex problem.

The project involved the construction of a concrete arch over a live rail network which provided some unique challenges and additional safety considerations. Significant planning and effort were required to safely complete the project while accommodating regular interruptions of the FMG trains. Full credit is awarded to the entire team and their ability to consider, plan and deliver the project safely.

The project was delivered through the COVID-19 Lockdown, meaning a significant component of the design was delivered by our team in their home offices. The increased communication between FMG, Centrals and BGER was beneficial to the design process and has been adopted by BGER moving beyond the project. A combination of steel plate and concrete arches enabled the team to take advantage of the benefits each arch provided and deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solution for FMG.