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FIRM Construction is Perth’s leading design and construct contractor, and specialise in rail projects. Our ultimate aim is to enhance our clients’ business operations by maximising the newly built facility. 

PTA Railcar

Scope: Design and construct | Contract value: $55M

FIRM Construction constructed Rio Tinto’s rail infrastructure services in Cape Lambert. This computerised flashbutt welding facility produces Australia’s longest rail strings (400m). Once these stock lengths are welded, 28 gantry cranes load them onto specialised rail carriages for distribution throughout Rio Tinto’s iron ore rail network. 

Flashbutt welding facilities - Rio Tinto

Scope: Design and construct | Contract value: $44.3M

FIRM Construction constructed Rio Tinto’s rail infrastructure services in Cape Lambert. This computerised flashbutt welding facility produces Australia’s longest rail strings (400m). Once these stock lengths are welded, 28 gantry cranes load them onto specialised rail carriages for distribution throughout Rio Tinto’s iron ore rail network. 

Trip Service Facility - Rio Tinto

Scope: Design and construct | Contract value: $36.5M

FIRM Construction constructed Rio Tinto’s trip facilities including a locomotive warehouse and refuelling facilities; installation of eight diesel fuel tanks; pipe reticulation and bridge; oily water separator and tailing ponds. 

The project team constructed the pipe bridge over a live train line and within the rail reserve.