Rolling Stock and Operations Consulting Services for BHP

Rolling Stock and Operations Consulting Services for BHP

CANARAIL (now SYSTRA Canada) is responsible for providing consulting services for the procurement of a fleet of new covered hoppers for the transport of potash in Western Canada.

SYSTRA Canada conducted a scoping study that detailed the different loading and unloading options for the new railcar fleet by benchmarking operations around the world. The report included both car-mounted and wayside mounted systems. Train control and locomotive control systems through the loading and unloading cycle were analyzed as well, along with previous studies. Finally, SYSTRA Canada provided operations consulting.

This was followed with site visits to car builders and suppliers of loading and unloading technology across North America.

Once a solution was agreed upon, SYSTRA Canada wrote the technical specifications for the new potash wagons, while continuing to provide general consultation services to BHP and their subcontractors.

Top of the page

Read also

ATO Locomotive Technical Specification and Procurement
ATO Locomotive Technical Specification and Procurement
The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) operates a fully automatic train on 13 (...)
Simandou Project: Optimization of Railway Infrastructure
Simandou Project: Optimization of Railway Infrastructure
The Simandou Project is located in eastern Guinea and consists of the (...)
La Grande Alliance: Feasibility Study - Phase 1: Transportation Infrastructure
La Grande Alliance: Feasibility Study - Phase 1: Transportation Infrastructure
The Vision Eeyou Istchee Consortium, which consists of SYSTRA, Stantec and (...)
Capacity Assessment Study
Capacity Assessment Study
Assessment of the ore transport capacity of the Société ferroviaire et (...)
CBG/Boké Railway Capacity Expansion
CBG/Boké Railway Capacity Expansion
The core business of Compagnie de Bauxite de Guinée (CBG) is the mining and (...)
Design of Temporary Tracks at Ras Al Khair, KSA
Design of Temporary Tracks at Ras Al Khair, KSA
Implementation of a Public Transportation Network for Quebec City (Tramway Component)
Implementation of a Public Transportation Network for Quebec City (Tramway Component)
The Structuring Transit Netowrk (RSTC – Réseau structurant de transport en (...)
Refurbishment of SCRRA Metrolink Bi-level Commuter Cars
Refurbishment of SCRRA Metrolink Bi-level Commuter Cars
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) fleet of 121 (...)
Rehabilitation of Entire Fleet of Wagons for CBG
Rehabilitation of Entire Fleet of Wagons for CBG
SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL) was mandated to carry out the (...)
Bloom Lake (QIO) – 16 MTPA Expansion Project – Feasibility Study
Bloom Lake (QIO) – 16 MTPA Expansion Project – Feasibility Study
QIO (Quebec Iron Ore – Champion Iron) appointed SYSTRA Canada to conduct a (...)
Boké Railway – Multi-User Expansion Project
Boké Railway – Multi-User Expansion Project
SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL) is responsible for performing the (...)
Feasibility Study for the Electrification of an STM Bus Garage
Feasibility Study for the Electrification of an STM Bus Garage
SYSTRA Canada has been mandated to accompany the STM in the development of (...)
SYSTRA Canada 1100, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, 10e étage, Montréal (Québec) CANADA H3B 4N4 | +1 514-985-0930
Contact