Duratec was engaged to supply and install the CD1/CD2 tail track fencing, located at Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert operations which consisted of 1km of 20 each of 1100mm x 50m sections of chain link fencing fixed to railway sleepers.


The scope of works included:

Offsite works:

  • Coating of railway sleepers with epoxy.
  • Pre drilling of holes for post installation.
  • Installation of posts.
  • Transport sleepers and posts to site.

On-site works:

  • Install temporary fencing barricade from train movements.
  • Lay-out posts.
  • Bolt on post connectors and twitch and wire up chain link fencing.
  • Install signage as required.


  • Reuse of 340 discarded rail sleepers, these were coated with surface tolerant epoxy coating in Duratec’s blast and paint facility in Karratha.
  • Installation of 1km of fencing with Duratec M5 and M2 trained personnel.
  • Works were implement and delivered in a safe manner without any incidents, on time and to a high quality.


  • Specialist Civil Services

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