Enfield intermodal project design takes another step forward

Leading consulting firm Maunsell has been appointed as design consultants for the $150 million Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) at Enfield.
“The appointment of a Design and Technical Advisory Services adviser is an important milestone in the delivery of Sydney Ports Corporation’s ILC at Enfield project,” Sydney Ports CEO Grant Gilfillan said.
“Due to be completed in 2011, Enfield will become part of an integrated network of existing and planned intermodal facilities in greater Sydney.
“This project is currently the largest fit-for-purpose facility of its kind in Australia and is integral to the efficient running of an expanded Port Botany,” he said.
Mr Gilfillan said the specialised design will contribute towards the NSW Government’s objective to achieve 40% rail mode share of containers to and from Port Botany.
“This will occur through the delivery of additional intermodal capacity within close proximity to a significant freight catchment area within the Sydney metropolitan area,” he said.
"Our first major task is to complete the design and then to call tenders for the construction of the base infrastructure for the site.
“Maunsell’s international experience in the design of crucial transport infrastructure projects will greatly assist Sydney Ports Corporation in providing a World Class logistics solution for our region,” he said.
Maunsell was also selected for their Australian track record in the transportation field including the Brisbane North-South Bypass Tunnel, the Gateway Bridge Upgrade in Brisbane, and M7 Motorway in Western Sydney.
Once the base infrastructure works are completed, which is equivalent to a land subdivision, tenants will be invited to take possession of their premises so that they can construct their above ground facilities.
The base infrastructure works will cater for a new 12 hectare intermodal terminal, 8 hectares of new empty container storage areas; new warehouse distribution areas of 52,500 sqm floor area and 4 hectares of new light industrial/commercial areas.
The base infrastructure works include:
bulk earthworks and construction of soil embankments and noise walls;
installation of a trunk drainage system including detention basins;
provision of services (water, sewerage and service conduits) to a point at or near the boundary of each tenanted premises;
reticulation of power to a number of distribution points around the ILC site;
a qualified offer to provide hardstand for the Intermodal Terminal area only;
bridge access ramps and overhead bridge works spanning the adjacent operating Marshalling Yards and rail network main line.
The detailed design program is expected to be completed in June 2009.

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