Lowering Systems


Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Apron Upgrade

The annual average of domestic passengers through the Brisbane Airport has increased from 15.5 million in 2010 to 20.6 million in 2011, and is expected to reach an annual average of 33.3 million by 2028-2029. With this in mind, BMD Constructions was contracted to construct the $36 million upgrade to Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal Apron, whilst INGAL EPS supplied over $150,000 worth of lowering systems.

The Powerlift Lowering system, as pictured, is suitable for applications that require quick and efficient maintenance whilst achieving optimum floodlighting requirements. As an alternative to INGAL EPS’ patented seesaw range, the Powerlift allows for a larger number of lighting fixtures at heights of up to 40m. With the use of a portable hydraulic unit and the Powerlift’s locking hinge located approximately 1m from the base, lowering and raising the pole is easy.


  • Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Apron Upgrade - Lowering Systems - Powerlift
  • Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Apron Upgrade - Lowering Systems - Powerlift


Fortescue Metals Group: Thomas Yard

Since its first iron ore shipment in 2008, Fortescue Metals Group has become the third-largest iron ore mining company in the Pilbara region, behind Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. FMG’s purpose-designed railway currently services Solomon, Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines, and, with a 40 tonne axle load capacity, it is the heaviest haul line in the world. Each Fortescue train carries up to 32,880 tonnes of iron ore across 240 freight cars, totalling 2.7km in length; a $50million dollar upgrade to facilitate an expanded railway network will ensure an increased capability of handling 155 million tonnes of ore per annum.

Included in the expansion was an upgrade to Thomas Yard, Fortescue’s initial rail operations centre and locomotive workshop. It was INGAL EPS’s ability to provide a cost-effective solution for vehicle safety that resulted in INGAL EPS providing 73 hinged poles to the site. Furthermore, INGAL EPS’s ability to provide the product ahead of schedule and to standard has established INGAL EPS as a recurring supplier for The New Force in Iron Ore – Fortescue Metals Group.


  • FMG Thomas Yard - Lowering System - Seesaw Pole
  • FMG Thomas Yard - Lowering Systems - Seesaw Poles

Jetty Canti-Traveller - WICET

The Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) Project in Gladstone involves the construction of a new coal export terminal in order to meet the increasing global demand for good quality and competitively priced thermal coal for power generation.  Once fully commissioned, WICET has the potential to be the largest of its kind providing over 27 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) for stage one in additional export coal capacity through the Port of Gladstone.

INGAL EPS was chosen by Monadelphous Muhibbah Marine JV, to supply 6 standard handrail seesaw poles for the Jetty Canti-Traveller which will be used to construct the WICET Jetty.  The handrail poles - which were chosen for their ease of installation, ease of future maintenance of luminaires, and ready availability - are now installed on the temporary structure.




Enfield Stabling Yard

Train Stabling Yards are used for sorting, storing, and repairing passenger cars.  They are essential in delivering clean, safe, secure, and reliable passenger services.  With the integration of the Waratah assets into the existing NSW Transport network in early 2012, a temporary stabling yard had to be constructed for 16 x 8 car trains to enable the transition into passenger service of the new Waratah trains and the retirement of non-air-conditioned trains.  The solution was Enfield Stabling Yard.

As the construction on the Enfield Stabling Yard was conducted within an operational heavy rail yard, lighting was an important factor in providing a safe working environment.  INGAL EPS was able to provide a cost-effective solution to this problem in the form of 4m, 6m, and 8m square-section hinged poles to Railcorp Specification.  Not only will this ensure the safety of the stabling yard staff, but the increased visibility will also aid in deterring vandalism.