Global Rail Construction Ltd is a Principal Contractor and a leading UK provider of design and build services to clients in the rail and transportation sector.
As part of the Felixstowe Branch Capacity Enhancement Project, Global Rail Construction Limited (GRCL) has been selected to deliver further ancillary rail civil engineering works on behalf of Principal Contractor, Volker Fitzpatrick. These works follow on from GRCL’s award of E&P works for the same project.
The works will be undertaken during a combination of 36 hour continuous possessions and midweek working and will last for a total of 23 weeks.
GRCL’s full rail civil scope includes the following and has already involved a number of value engineering solutions being provided in respect of reduced earth retention:
11No LOC’s fixed to staging’s,
29No precast concrete LOC’s
4No 114mm diameter average depth 4.5m helical piles
11No Staging’s fabricated by specialist supplier, with staging’s consisting of 1,2 & 3 Loc bases
25No signal bases – 7No require major earth retention to an average depth of 10.00m
8No UTX crossings and associated track monitoring, along with associated chambers
5No URX crossings along with associated chambers, using specialist non evasive excavation techniques (Vac EX)
These works have been secured off the back of previously successful works in Week 6, in respect of the installation of under track crossings and a combined under road crossing with a under track crossing and more recently the delivery of 3No under road crossings, 2No under road crossings at Levington Level Crossing and 1No under road crossing at Morston Hall Crossing.
The planning of the works so far has been particularly intense, however, the GRCL team has managed to provide a robust delivery plan to meet and exceed the clients expectations.
The works completion date is 22nd March 2019.