RailWorks completed a $1.9 million project for Global Companies LLC’s unit Global Partners, which transports crude from the Bakken formation to its Albany terminal.
RailWorks helped expand the Albany plant’s capacity, from 80-car unit trains to 120-car unit trains, constructing a new four-track yard with 5,600 feet of continuous welded rail steel tie track, and two #9 turnouts at the facility. Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is the terminal’s rail provider.
Work was completed in five months. The contract included demolition of the former CPR Kenwood Intermodal Yard. The fast-track project meant RailWorks and CPR crews worked in a fairly congested area, and in conjunction with Global's electrical and mechanical contractors, who were installing yard lighting and pump systems.
RailWorks’ contract also included flash-butt welding of all rail as well as site excavation, grading, backfill, concrete curbing and asphalt paving, which was performed by subcontractors.