Rail works

Davison Earthmovers provides in-depth expertise in the Rail Industry. We contract to various rail organisations as a preferred contractor in Adelaide. With works ranging from environmental controls, total rail construction, excavation & formation construction, pedestrian maze construction, station platform construction and road crossing construction. With our accumulated experience, machinery and technology our effectiveness in the rail industry of South Australia is second to none.

Rail works clients include
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    ARTC
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    DPTI (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure)
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    PTS (Public Transport Services)
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    ​Broad Spectrum
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    Coleman Rail
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    John Holland Rail
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    Downer
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    ​CR RAIL
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    Laing O’Rourke
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    Genesee Wyoming
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    SCT Transport
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    BMD

SCT (Special Container Transport), Penfield

SCT (Special Container Transport), Penfield

​Client:

​Blanalko

​Contract value:

​$8 million +

​Description:

​Rail Terminal Construction

​Duration:

​3 years + (ongoing)

​Scope of works:

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    ​Rail formation
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    ​Stormwater
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    ​Shunt Paths
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    ​Roadway
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    ​Building Earthworks
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    ​Container Payment Construction

Blackwood Retaining Wall

Blackwood Retaining Wall

​Client:

​DPTI

​Contract value:

​$70,000

​Description:

​Stabilise embankment

​Duration:

​2 weeks

​Scope of works:

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    ​Construct gabion baskets
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    ​Placement of rip rap bags to stabilise bank
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    ​Backfill with no fines concrete

Various Rail ​Projects

​Client:

John Holland, ARTC, Coleman Rail, Downer, BMD, Transfield Services,     Laing O'Rourke, DPTI, SCT

​Contract value:

​Various

​Description:

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​Duration:

​4 hours - 6 months

​Scope of works:

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    ​Services Installation
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    ​Stormwater
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    ​Formation construction
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    ​Decribbing
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    ​Ballast removal, placement and cartage
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    ​Rail construction
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    ​Rail logistics
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    ​​Shunter path installation
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    ​Ground stabilising

​Watiparinga Stormwater Headwall

​Watiparinga Stormwater Headwall

​Client:

​DPTI - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

​Contract value:

​$170,000

​Description:

​Construction of gabion basket weir with trash rack in a natural waterway.

​Duration:

​3 weeks

​Scope of works:

DPTI engaged Davison Earthmovers to undertake work involving :

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    ​Liaising with DPTI and ARTC to determine methodology to complete works in between train movements including establishment of plant and materials into a 30m deep valley accessible only from rail corridor.
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    ​Removal of built up vegetation and debris from pipe entry
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    ​Re-shaping the pipe inlet floor
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    ​Installation of gabion rock matresses and overflow weir (total 300t of rock)

In order to achieve the required outcome an innovative method for establishment into the site was required involving:

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    ​Helicopter lifting of earthmoving plant into and out of the valley floor
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    ​Use of geofabric slipway for establishment of gabion rock onto valley floor from elevated rail position
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    ​Coordination with DPTI equipment including use of hi-rail side tippers

​Use of rubber tyred excavator for access through rail corridor and placement of rock and other materials onto slipway.

​Outer Harbor Freight Terminal Extension

Outer Harbour Frieght Terminal Extension

​Client:

Mackenzie Intermodal

​Contract value:

$3 million

​Description:

Upgrading and extending existing Train Freight Spur line

​Duration:

3 months

​Scope of works:

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    Construction of 26,000m2 Heavy Duty Pavement area
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    Stormwater Construction
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    Security Fencing
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    Concrete Construction