28 - 29 May, 2018 | Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane, QLD

Morning Interactive Workshops

WORKSHOP A: Monday, 28th May 2018

7:00 am - 9:15 am Accommodating Double Stacking, Roll Off Roll On and Enhanced Travel Speed – Implementing Innovative Construction Solutions to Increase Capacity on Dedicated Freight Corridors

Yogendra Sharma - President, Rail Adani Mines and Power
Freight trains create major challenges for India’s Railways. On the existing network, more than 3.2 million tonnes of cargo and 9500 freight trains are operated and carried every day. Like Australian railways, passenger trains are prioritised, creating a need to develop more innovative solutions in order to accommodate increased capacity, availability and speed for freight services. On India’s DFCs, some innovations adopted include facilitating movement of double stacked container trains under wire, broad gauge electrified double lines and automatic signalling. In addition to this, close coordination with key players has assisted in the development of good freight rail to meet these expectations. In this international speaker facilitated workshop, delegates will explore what is expected to ensure the Inland Rail is constructed in a way that meets its future requirements, including system engineering, stakeholder engagement and management of assets.

What will the workshop cover?

Utilising big data such as BIM and GIS to deliver a functional and maintainable railway
Geotechnical investigations and delivering efficient rail formation designs to inform train reliability requirements and operational strategy
Improving system engineering and rail systems such as signalling to ensure service availability and safety
Experimenting with ‘roll on - roll off’ and the role of key industry players to construct and invest in innovative solutions for first and last mile connectivity


Yogendra Sharma

President, Rail
Adani Mines and Power

WORKSHOP B: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

7:00 am - 9:15 am Managing and Prioritising a Long-Term Plan for Optimal Management of Rail Structures and Assets

Juergen Maier-Gyomlay - Head of International Affairs and Projects BLS Cargo
Developing the right asset management program ensures that your assets reach their maximum potential, and when there is a high demand from the public for reliable freight services, managing these assets should be at the forefront of a project. Asset management should be viewed from a holistic, longterm approach, avoiding the temptation to view it as a simple document or checklist. In this workshop, you will discover what practical approaches are needed to ensure the establishment of long-term asset management for a newly constructed project. Given the distance of the tracks, this workshop will look at the best approaches to maintaining consistency, minimise possible derailment and ensure it remains optimal to meet future freight growth.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Understanding the future objectives for maintaining fleet, structures, buildings, systems and people assets, and setting up the plan for a long-term outlook
  • Utilising the right plan for efficient scheduling of maintenance and predictive maintenance
  • Ensuring technical compliance of the routine maintenance of inspections are in accordance with organisational risk and engineering standards
  • Improving communication and handling of stakeholders involved as well as maintaining staff capabilities in understanding future concepts and plans for asset management

Juergen Maier-Gyomlay

Head of International Affairs and Projects
BLS Cargo