Pacific National

Petrolink Engineering was initially invited to be involved in a feasibility study and evaluation for the development of an on-site train refuelling facility for Pacific National at a coal collection point in the Hunter Valley coal fields region. Following this initial phase, the client was impressed with Petrolink’s professional approach and requested another three sites undergo feasibility studies.

Project Spotlight

  • Client
Pacific National
  • Project Name
Coal train fuel facility
  • Project Location
Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains
  • Contracts Value
$1.8 million, $450K, & $1.2 million
  • Project Timeframe
9M, Contracted 3Y, 3M

The developing project offered a range of challenges and installation issues, however, Petrolink worked closely with the client and project stakeholders to develop and deliver professional solutions. These included, but were not limited to:

  • Install several temporary refuelling points at various mine sites in the Upper Hunter Valley and Liverpool Plains district.
    – These temporary sites were to be environmentally and safety compliant.
  • Petrolink developed a proposed plan for the installation of the first site and liaised and followed this through the local council DA and CC Process.
  • The original three sites were all greenfield sites, with no power, water or road infrastructure. They were to have environmental and WHS compliancy and be able to be operated at all times, 24/7.
  • The turnkey project was 100% managed and completed by a three-man crew from Petrolink.

Following the successful delivery of the initial phase of the project, Petrolink was invited to an internal Pacific National employee and WHS review of the facility.  After project commissioning, Pacific National requested further infrastructure outside of the original scope of works. This included the provision of rain shelters, amenities, full security lighting (c/w solar powered alarm) and security fencing (for livestock).

Petrolink was asked to duplicate this project at the other two locations within another council district.  As the projects were completed Petrolink was asked to remove the temporary installations and remediate any disturbed areas back to original conditions. At conclusion Petrolink was able to complete 3 off large installation projects for Pacific National totalling $1.8M.

Petrolink’s level of commitment and professionalism won the company a preventative maintenance schedule for a 3-year period. A further project from Pacific National was awarded to Petrolink based on the ability to complete works in areas of constraint with critical deadline. $1.2M


The project was delivered on time and to budget.

Project and construction included:

  • Project management and coordination with Pacific National (the client), Rail authorities (working within an active rail corridor), specific mining WHS and operational representatives (working on a live mine site) and of course contractors and transport companies.
  • Development of all plans for civil works, supply of all drainage culverts, pits and grates.
  • Installation of the free issue 110K above ground Diesel fuel tanks.
  • Design, development, fabrication and installation of refuelling platforms, in-rail spill trays, site specific oil collection and treatment units.
  • Installation of rail spill matting, water tanks, safety showers, wet weather canopies, bunding and offload points.
  • Supply of suitably sized generator system to power the pump units.
  • Supply and installation of security fencing, onsite solar lighting and alarm systems, for when there wasn’t power.
  • Fuel level control alarms and remote fuel metering.
  • Sanding systems complete with platforms, gantry etc.

Petrolink was able to provide to Pacific National:

  • Information on requirements compliant to Australian Standards and Industry best practices.
  • Developed feasibility studies to meet proposals and presented to Stakeholders.
  • Developed scope of works with forecasted costings.
  • Liaised with regulatory authorities.
  • Designed system requirements.
  • Procured, planned and scheduled works in remote areas.
  • Liaised with stakeholders to complete the installations safely whilst working in /on operational mine sites and rail corridors.
  • Installed and commissioned 100%.
  • Reviewed and maintained system without failures.

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Macarthur Mazda

Macarthur Mazda, called on the experience and expertise of Petrolink Engineering to install a tank and fuel delivery facility at its brand-new state-of-the-art showroom and service centre in Campbelltown, on Sydney’s south western outskirts in 2017.

Robson Civil

Robson Civil commissioned Petrolink Engineering to install a new fuel facility of which to also utilise and incorporate existing fuel assets onsite. This installation included new components and the modification to an existing onsite Diesel storage tank. The project included construction of a new refuelling forecourt, suitable to service large trucks and light vehicles alike.

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