Rail Case Study

Siecap is a project management and advisory firm specialising in providing a full range of corporate and operational services across the asset and investment lifecycle which assist our to clients optimise cost, increase performance and manage risk.

Value improvement study identifying up to $100M in capital savings for a bulk commodity rail project including execution strategy to realise the savings and maintain the existing project schedule.

The Background

To achieve sanction on a large international commodity-based project the owners needed to reduce costs associated with the rail component of the project, whilst achieving a very tight schedule.

The Siecap team were engaged to conduct a value improvement exercise to identify cost savings, assess the project’s schedule drivers and review the project’s contracting strategies.

How the Siecap team helped

Using a war-room style collaboration of rail specialists and experienced business analysts the team identified cost reduction opportunities relating to track configuration, civil design, construction and provisions

By conducting a series of stakeholder investigations, the team were able to ensure buy-in from all parties on proposed cost savings and execution strategies, as well as to ensure that all available options were considered.

The Results

Low risk capital cost savings of $100M were identified

An execution strategy was developed that would maintain the existing tight project schedule while also accommodating changes required to achieve the improved value.

Assisted management team to develop next steps to ensure value was captured.

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