Jerana has worked on some of Australia’s largest road, rail, tunnel and bridge projects, applying our electrical and communication technical knowledge and operational know-how encompassing design review and resolution, investigational work, quality management inspection and system auditing.

Nyngan Solar Plant

The Nyngan Solar Plant site is located approximately 10 kilometres west of the Nyngan township and occupies 250 hectares of land to the north of the Barrier Highway. AGL will develop, own, and manage the project. First Solar will provide AGL with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services and maintain the plant for five years after commercial operation starts. The electricity produced by the project will be sold under a power purchase agreement to AGL Hydro Partnership, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL.

The project consists of approximately 1,350,000 solar PV modules installed on frames which are supported by around 150,000 steel posts. The solar plant will be connected to a new substation which will be constructed at the site. A 33/132kV transformer will convert the output from the plant to grid voltage. A short section (approximately three kilometres long) of new 132kV transmission line will be built to connect the substation to the existing Nyngan – Cobar transmission line, located south of the project site.

The Nyngan Solar Plant is expected to generate approximately 233,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity each year. The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 195,720 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum, assuming a rate of 0.84 tonnes per MWh of electricity. This is roughly equivalent to removing 53,000 cars from the road. Particulate and heavy metal emissions will also be reduced.


Location: Nyngan, NSW

Client: AGL

Contract Type: Hard Dollar

Project Value: $231 million

Project Duration: January 2014 - June 2015

Moreton Bay Rail Link

The long awaited Moreton Bay Rail Link (MBRL) project will deliver a 12.6 kilometre dual-track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, including six new rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Kinsellas Road, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring, a stabling yard at Kippa-Ring and shared user paths.

Location: Petrie to Kippa-Ring, QLD

Client: Transport and Main Roads

Contract Type: Alliance Design & Construct

Project Value: $1.4 billion

Project Duration: July 2012 – Mid 2016

Pacific Motorway Upgrade - Tintenbar to Ewingsdale

The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale (T2E) section of the Pacific Highway upgrade is 17 kilometres in length starting at the northern end of the Ballina bypass at Ross Lane and extending to the Ewingsdale interchange.

The key features of the project include:

  • interchanges for motorists to safely enter and exit the highway
  • a four lane divided road, with a wide median allowing for the future addition of a third lane in each direction when required
  • new motorway with a 110 km/h speed limit and no access for traffic between interchanges
  • separated local traffic and highway traffic by providing a continuous alternative local road link between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale for school buses and motorists who do not wish to use the highway


Location: North Eastern NSW

Client: Roads & Maritime Services

Contract Type: Design & Construct

Project Value: $862 million

Project Duration: June 2012 – December 2015

Bruce Highway Interchange – Roys Road to Bells Creek Road

The new interchange aims to improve safety for local and highway traffic, accommodate future traffic growth, and improve connectivity between local communities. 

Key features of the upgrade include:

  • a two lane overpass over the Bruce Highway near the Bells Creek Road intersection
  • northbound and southbound entry and exit ramps
  • local road connection to Roys Road, Bells Creek Road and Dianella Road
  • a bridge over Mellum Creek
  • new pavement on the southbound lanes of a 4.5 kilometre section of the highway north of Coochin Creek, to improve the road surface
  • resurfacing Coochin Road between Bells Creek Road and Roys Road

Location: Beerwah, QLD

Client: Transport and Main Roads

Contract Type: Hard Dollar

Project Value: $55 million

Project Duration: October 2013 – April 2015

GO Alliance - Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement

This project is part of Council’s Moving Brisbane program, which is helping to build Brisbane’s future. In addition to addressing the major safety issues at the crossing, a high priority of the project is to enhance Robinson Road as it is an important east-west arterial connection between Gympie Road and Sandgate Road. This has always been a key driver for the project as there are few east-west connections in the area.

The primary function of arterial routes is to connect major centres and carry traffic from residential streets to major motorways and freeways.

The project includes a new four-lane road-over-rail overpass joining Robinson Road East and Robinson Road West, extending Railway Parade to meet the road overpass bridge at a new intersection with Robinson Road West, reopening Morrisby Street to Newman Road, also upgrading traffic signals and realigning the intersection of Robinson Road East and Newman Road with new pedestrian and cyclist links through the area.

Location: Geebung, QLD

Client: Brisbane City Council

Contract Type: Alliance Design & Construct

Project Value: $199 million

Project Duration: October 2012 – August 2014

Cloncurry Heavy Vehicle Bypass & Flinders Highway Intersection Upgrade

This project comprises the construction of approximately 4.6km of new carriageway, upgrade works to the Flinders Highway intersection, Sir Hudson Fysh Drive intersection as well as minor intersection works along the proposed route. The new intersections and bypass will dramatically improve efficiency and functionality for the resource sector and safeguards the local community by diverting heavy mining vehicles away from local roads.

Location: Cloncurry, QLD

Client: Cloncurry Shire Council

Contract Type: Hard Dollar

Project Value: $13 million

Project Duration: August 2012 - December 2014

Port Connect - Port of Brisbane Motorway

The Port Connect project will deliver a duplication of the existing two lane motorway, as well as a 3 kilometre extension. On completion of this project the Port of Brisbane Motorway will be four lanes from the Gateway Motorway through to Pritchard Street, Lytton.

The work will deliver a new interchange with an overpass between Lytton Road and Pritchard Street. This interchange provides access to the Port of Brisbane Motorway from the local road network, as well as allowing vehicles to make local trips. 

Location: Queensland

Client: Transport and Main Roads

Contract Type: Joint Venture Design and Construct

Project Value: $520 million

Project Duration: December 2010 - June 2013

Pacific Motorway Upgrade

This project involved the design and reconstruction of the Pacific Motorway between Springwood (South) and Daisy Hill. The upgrade consisted of widening the motorway to six lanes with the ability to extend to eight lanes, including a major multi-level interchange at Loganlea Road and associated service roads to cater for 30% increases in traffic volume.

With in excess of 140,000 vehicle movements per day, this project presented significant challenges for traffic management, sequencing, access and safety. In addition, community and stakeholder management was a critical issue, with local residents and businesses on all sides of the project. The project was also positioned within a highly sensitive eco-system, including a known koala habitat and bat colony.

Location: Daisy Hill, QLD

Client: Transport and Main Roads

Contract Type: Joint Venture Design and Construct

Project Value: $480 million

Project Duration: October 2010 – February 2013

Origin Alliance – Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

The Ipswich Motorway forms part of the Auslink National Network, providing a vital link between Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. As such, it forms the major freight corridor between the Port of Brisbane and Brisbane’s Southern industrial hub and interstate destinations.

Origin Alliance will upgrade 8 kilometres of the Ipswich Motorway between Dinmore and Goodna from four lanes to six with provision for eight lanes in the future. The upgrade of major interchanges will improve safety and ease congestion, providing greater access to public transport, enhancing cycle and pedestrian paths in addition to 24 new road and pedestrian bridges. A new network of service roads totalling 13 kilometres will also be constructed.

A unique component of the project was the in-filling of abandoned coal mines in areas of Redbank and Goodna under the proposed new motorway and structures. A specially-built concrete mixing plant was built near the site office at Redbank to produce a grout to fill the mines.

Location: Dinmore, QLD

Client: Transport and Main Roads

Contract Type: Alliance Design and Construct

Project Value: $1.95 billion

Project Duration: May 2008 – December 2012

SAFElink Alliance - Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

The Ipswich Motorway provides the principal connection between the cities of Brisbane and Ipswich. With traffic volumes increasing, a planning study of the motorway identified the need for an upgrade. The project includes the upgrade of 9 kilometres of these roads from four lanes to six.

The Alliance's work also includes a new interchange between the Centenary and Ipswich motorways, the biggest transport interchange ever to be built in Queensland and the second largest in Australia. Roads will be separated at different heights to improve traffic flow, and designed to be resistant to traffic conditions up and downstream.

The project includes three work packages; Ipswich Logan Motorway $273 million, Wacol to Darra $824 million, Acacia Ridge $720 million.

Location: Darra, QLD

Client: Transport and Main Roads

Contract Type: Alliance Design and Construct

Project Value: $1.8 billion

Project Duration: March 2008 - December 2010