GRCL completes Port of Felixstowe Capacity Upgrade
UK Rail Infrastructure Contractor, Global Rail Construction Limited, has successfully completed the Railway Electrification and Power (E&P) and Ancillary Civils, on the Felixstowe Capacity Upgrade Project between Ipswich and Felixstowe.
The project was a rail infrastructure programme for Network Rail, which involved the double tracking of sections of Permanent Way – over approximately 20 Kilometres to increase capacity for the main freight route from the Port of Felixstowe.
The full project scope of works included upgrading five Level Crossings with new barrier controls and the installation of new Permanent Way, Signalling, Power and Telecoms for a new loop installation in order to facilitate the expansion of the strategically important freight connections.
The Principal Contractor for the works was Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd (VFL), acting on behalf of Network Rail as part of their Anglia Regional Collaboration (ARC) CP5 framework.
Global Rail Construction Limited provided a fully managed sub-contract service to VFL, completing the full scope of Ancillary Civil Engineering and E&P works for the project. Our works were led by Operations Director Sean Donaghey, who managed our multi-disciplinary workforce including civil and structural engineering and E&P expertise, along with in-house project management to deliver this time-pressurised and highly co-ordinated scheme.
Sean gave high praise to his team:
“Delighted with the efforts and contributions of our collective Civils and E&P teams. When a project is time-critical and crucial milestones have to be met, experience is a key factor in achieving success. Being able to rely upon a dedicated in-house team of Project Managers, Construction Managers and Installers that are able to interface with each other as well as a myriad of stakeholders, without doubt, enabled solutions to be quickly and effectively formed. This enabled us to complete the works to meet VFL’s requirements.”