Leading integrated engineering company Norfolk Group Limited (NFK) has won a $56 million contract with GE Transportation (“GE”) for a new radio-based rail signalling system on Fortescue Metal Group’s (“FMG”) track duplication project between Port Hedland and the Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
The signalling system will be the first of its kind in the Pilbara, using satellite positioning technology to track train movements on a 294km stretch of railway. It will enable greater efficiency and flexibility on the track, significantly increasing annual tonnage capacity.
Norfolk Managing Director Glenn Wallace said: “This contract is further evidence of Norfolk meeting the significant demand for innovative rail signalling technologies, especially from the resources sector.
The agreement reinforces the relationship between GE and Norfolk, which has been built through our successful work together on a number of large mining and rail contracts. Rail continues to be an area of strength for the Group, backed by our established reputation in delivering significant works on major resources projects.”