In Minas Gerais, Brazil, the Iron Quadrangle produces 60 percent of the country’s iron ore. New rail infrastructure is being deployed to
support increased production of sinter feed and iron mine pellet at the mine pit near Congonhas. JM Souto Engenharia developed the
detailed design for relocation of the branch line at the mine. The project consisted of 4. 54 kilometers of rail infrastructure
To preserve the mining area, the layout took the rail over a sterile material landfill. Landfill geometry was adapted to accommodate an
outward ramp of 1.40 percent for the railway platform grade, resulting in an earthwork section in the most critical condition with a height
of about 80 meters. Bentley PowerCivil for Brazil provided an integrated environment for addressing geometry, drainage, and geotechnical
issues, and reduced man-hours with quick, seamless access to project files among disciplines.
JM Souto Engenharia | Congonhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Detailed Project for the Adequacy of the Alternative Railway Route FINALIST
As part of Network Rail’s Great Western Electrification Programme across southern England and South Wales, Track Access Services Ltd
(TAS) partnered with Bentley to provide signal sighting services using Bentley signal sighting software. The GBP 391,955 project required
a full positional survey of re-signaling schemes. A combination of video recordings and 3D models were imported into Bentley Rail Track for
desktop signal and overhead line electrification sighting.
TAS developed a MicroStation application to integrate positional video footage into Bentley Rail Track software, providing unprecedented
accuracy. Base models of station areas were also imported into MicroStation. The visualizations will be converted to fully functional
simulation models for driver training. Performing signal sighting via video and virtual reality modeling instead of trackside visits reduced
project time, cost, and risk.
Track Access Services Ltd | United Kingdom
Track Access Survey and Sighting FINALIST
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