As Project Management Contractor (PMC) WSP congratulates the Roy Hill Project team on its 2016 Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) Railway Project Award win.

WSP President and CEO of Asia-Pacific, Guy Templeton said the award recognised the massive rail component of Roy Hill’s mining operations in the Pilbara region, Western Australia. 


‘We are proud to have supported this complex and multifaceted project since 2013 and to have lent our global expertise to help Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill Holdings deliver this project on time, on budget and to world-class standards.


‘Our team provided the resources, systems, procedures and project management expertise to manage the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract covering the rail, port and mine process facilities.


‘This award recognises the depth of talent and dedication of a highly-committed project and multi-disciplinary management team’ concluded Mr Templeton.


About the project

  • Detailed design and construction of the rail project commenced in mid- 2011 and ground clearing activities commenced construction in June 2013.
  • The project comprises 344km standard gauge heavy rail with 11 bridges, 17 million cubic meters of earth works, more than 500,000 rail sleepers and 55,000 tonnes of track steel and more than 800,000 tonnes of ballast.
  • The tonnage of rail steel and sleepers is equivalent to 100 Sydney Harbour Bridges.
  • Peak workforce employed was in excess of 1,500 staying at six different locations at any given time.