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Philippine National Railways
Project : Philippine National Railways Mainline South Revitalization Project Phase 2
Location : San Pedro to Lucena & Naga to Legaspi (200 kms)
Client : John Holland Construction & Engineering
Scope : Procurement and Logistics Services for the complete rehabilitation of the PNR track structure, including replacement of sleepers, repair and replacement of bridges and rebuilding of stations. This project was funded under a combined credit facility provided via the Australian government’s DIFF program. Total value of the package provided was AUD$50,000,000, with concessional repayment terms. Availment of this facility was arranged by Infratex, principally through the actions of our Australian affiliate.
The historical Legaspi Station. For many years used as a public market when the line was not operating, subsequently restored to its previous glory.
Track structure before (timber sleepers rotted and frequently missing, no ballast present) and after rehabilitation works (concrete sleepers, re-laid rail, full ballast).
70-Ton Rail Crane arriving for work on Mainline South Phase 2
Once the financing was in place, Infratex provided a full Procurement and Logistics Services package. This involved locating prospective local and international vendors, calling tenders, evaluating proposals, negotiating contract terms for client approval and processing orders. After goods were ordered Infratex provided a full Logistics Service involving pre-shipment inspections, documentation to comply with duty and tax exemption privileges, shipments via air and sea, containerized, LCL and breakbulk. Upon arrival shipments were cleared through customs and goods were delivered to various project sites between Manila and Legaspi City. This involved the use of special lifting gear and transport vehicles, including multi-axle trailers and even landing crafts. Hundreds of containers and many thousands of tons of material and equipment (locomotives, cranes, steel bridges, timber) were transported for this project.
Rail bridge washed out. Local residents use old rail sections as a makeshift footbridge
Rotted bridge timbers. Hundreds of such small bridges repaired
Completion of this project saw rail service restored to Legaspi City for the first time in 12 years.