Great Western Electrification Project – Further Civils Works Award
UK Rail Infrastructure Contractor – Global Rail Construction Limited – is delighted to announce the award of a further civils sub-contract on behalf of UK Power Network Services (UKPNS), on the Great Western Electrification Project (GWEP). The project covers the installation of 34No lightweight platforms including all foundations and associated civil engineering works between Cardiff and Reading.
The Great West Electrification Programme (GWEP) is a Network Rail initiative, which introduces electrification infrastructure and modern electric trains to the Great Western Mainline route. The route stretches from Maidenhead in West London, to Cardiff in South Wales and interfaces with the Crossrail project at Maidenhead. The project commenced in March 2014 and UKPNS, along with ABB, undertook the detailed design, procurement, construction and installation, system integration, testing and commissioning, and handover of 27 trackside substations, 123 track section switches, 90 kilometres of high voltage cabling and 250 kilometres of low voltage cabling. Also included was the associated SCADA and communication control systems.
Global Rail Construction is now mobilising and compiling its pre-construction information, in preparation for commencement of the first eight sites at Westerleigh, near Bristol, which are due to start on the 27th August.
Logistics and access planning play key parts in this project, with GRCL managing the collection of the platforms from the depot at Wroughton and then the onward transport and site distribution. These materials deliveries will either be completed at night during planned track possessions or will be via access point/line blockages during normal railway traffic hours. All other materials for the works are to be provided by GRCL.
The project is due for completion at the end of the year.
Global Rail Construction’s civil and structural engineering capabilities take full project responsibility and offer a fully managed and integrated service for clients within the railway infrastructure.
We can provide civil and structural engineering solutions from initial project planning and design, to enabling works covering site surveys, hazard and environmental assessments, procurement, onsite construction and equipment installation, through to final commissioning.
We are flexible in our approach and can undertake civil engineering projects on a turnkey, consultancy, main contract, sub-contract or resource supply basis to meet each individual client’s requirement.