A significant milestone has been reached by Specialised Bulk Rail (SBR), a related entity of the SCT Group, with the recent hauling of 1 million tonnes of iron ore from IMX Resources’ Cairn Hill mine to Port
Adelaide as part of a long-term contract with the miner.
Using purpose-built wagons and SCT locomotives, SBR has been running six trains per week: each hauling 6000t of iron ore.
This equipment has allowed SBR to be 99.5 per cent operationally reliable and achieve a zero lost time injury status since the service was established.
Operations were recently moved into SBR’s new facilities at Penfield, South Australia, allowing for even greater flexibility. The company has acknowledged its committed team of drivers as having done an outstanding job in running these services in a safe and efficient manner.
SBR, in conjunction with SCT, has recently welcomed a new fleet of locomotives to Australia, which has been sent to Adelaide to haul some of the biggest iron ore trains in operation across Australia’s standard gauge network.
The new locomotives were designed and built in accordance with Australian Standards by China’s leading rail manufacturer, China Southern Rail (CSR).
Fitted with MTU engines that operate at 4200 horsepower, the locomotives have been rigorously tested by CSR and SCT, with performance tests from noise, ride and speed assessments proving to be outstanding to date.