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ITC chooses Hexagon for new Australian rail terminal

The chosen technology will manage assets as part of the construction of Australia’s largest intermodal rail terminal

Intermodal Terminal Company (ITC) has confirmed it has chosen Hexagon’s asset management solution HxGN EAM to help deliver a new Australian rail terminal.

In collaboration with property and infrastructure advisory the APP Group, Hexagon will put the solution to use on the upcoming Somerton Intermodal Terminal project.

The 45-hectare terminal is situated in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and will feature some of Australia’s most advanced rail infrastructure developments.

When completed, it’ll claim the title of the country’s largest intermodal terminal ever built and will also make history as Australia’s first fully electric intermodal rail terminal.

Construction on the Somerton Intermodal Terminal is currently underway and is due to be completed in 2025.

At full capacity, the Somerton Intermodal Terminal is projected to handle more than one million 20-foot equivalents (TEU) annually, and has the potential to become the closest terminal to Melbourne to accommodate double-stacked 1,800 metre trains.

The terminal promises to eliminate up to 500,000 truck trips from Melbourne roads.

Hexagon’s HxGN EAM is designed to improve productivity and lengthen the life-cycle of assets, with the system set to oversee and maintain the terminal project’s entire asset portfolio from internal roads and gates to all truck and container movements.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Hexagon and The APP Group to implement their cutting-edge HxGN EAM solution for our terminal project,” ITC chief operating officer Brendon Gibson says.

“ITC is a growing business and HxGN EAM’s scalability ensures that the solution grows alongside ITC’s expanding operations and evolving needs.

“Effective asset management is paramount to the success of our operations, and HxGN EAM offers the advanced capabilities and flexibility we need to optimise performance and ensure the reliability of our terminal infrastructure.”

Hexagon asset life-cycle intelligence division vice president of sales Supratim Mukhopadhyay says the partnership between ITC, Hexagon and the APP Group will provide implementation support for the project.

“Hexagon is very excited to be supporting ITC’s mission to drive innovation and efficiency in the transportation and logistics industry, alongside our industry partners at The APP Group,” Mukhopadhyay says.

“With HxGN EAM, ITC gains a next-generation asset management platform equipped with advanced, scalable capabilities to streamline maintenance processes, optimise resource utilisation and maximise asset performance.”

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