Country: Nigeria
Client: Federal Ministry of Mines, Power and Steel /Federal Ministry of Transport
Railway line from Itakpe to Ajaokuta and Warri, for the transportation of iron ore from the Itakpe mine to the Ajaokuta and Delta Steel Plants and for coal haulage from Warri to the Ajaokuta steel plant. Project carried out with the accelerated Fast Track procedure based on a System Design of all components: railway line, infrastructure, protection works, signalling and telecommunications, rolling stock, stations, marshalling yards, and loading-unloading plants. Additional facilities as housing for staff and management, offices, complete maintenance facilities and other ancillary buildings are also included in the design.
Total length of the line: 340  approx. km
Gauge: 1435 mm
Minimum radius: 1200 m (1000m in exceptional cases)
Maximum gradient: 16%
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Stations: 11+ 1 marshalling yard and 2 loading/unloading stations
Major structures: 101
Underpasses: 52
Number of trains: I'st phase - 4 trains composed by 32 wagons of 90t
II'nd phase 8 trains composed by 64 wagons of 90t
Services provided: Feasibility Study - Comparison with other means of Transport Analysis - Aerophotogrammetry and Mapping Land Acquisition Preliminary Design Detailed Design and Working Drawings- Tender Documents Evaluation of Tenders Supervision of Works and Monitoring Preparation and Evaluation of offers for rolling stock Training and Management of personnel Test Runs and Commissioning Maintenance.
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