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11 Jan 2019

Global Rail Construction Delivering Works at Doncaster on behalf of ABB

Global Rail Construction Ltd’s (GRCL) teams have successfully installed 3No UTX’s as part of the Christmas blockade at Potteric Carr in Doncaster. The first UTX was a 4-way 2 track UTX, the second a 4-way 1 track and the last a 12-way 2 track UTX. GRCL’s specific works here formed part of the overall package for the substation build.

The works were carried out over 3 shifts starting on Christmas day night through to Boxing day night.  Significant and in-depth planning and preparation for these works were required and undertaken by GRCL’s team, which helped the teams to complete all the works ahead of programme but more importantly the works were completed safely.

The contract forms part of Network Rail’s strengthening of the 25kV traction power supply to the East Coast Main Line (ECML) to support the delivery of Hitachi’s new Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Depot at Doncaster in South Yorkshire.

This 25kV traction power supply strengthening work involves the design and construction of a new 33kV to 25kV, 50Hz static frequency converter (SFC) traction power supply system.  The traction power supply strengthening work also includes associated E&P Infrastructure located at and near Potteric Carr including:

  • 33kV substation and 25kV feeder station compound
  • 33kV substation building
  • 33kV/400V auxiliary transformers
  • 400V auxiliary power supply switchgear
  • 25kV feeder station building
  • 33kV, 25kV, traction return, 400V, earthing and bonding, protection, control and telecommunications cabling
  • OLE connections to the ECML and the IEP Depot
  • SCADA system infrastructure
  • Telecommunications system infrastructure
  • Civil and structural works for all of the above

Managing Director Marco Lombardelli had this to say:

“A big thanks to our Northern teams for the thoroughly professional works you are delivering.  These UTX installations were an important part of these works and we were delighted to see that all the detailed planning and preparatory works that were undertaken in advance with both our client and other project stakeholders enabled this achievement. Thank you for all your efforts during the Christmas period, it really was appreciated.

“We look forward to works continuing to progress and the completion of this programme later this year.”

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