RJ Power Group has completed its part in the Dover sea wall project, which arose on Christmas Eve 2015 when the sea wall and 250 metres of track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central collapsed. This gave rise to major multi-disciplinary works to the Dover-to-Folkestone line, which were completed in nine months – three months ahead of schedule.
The Group was contracted by BCM Construction Limited – Network Rail’s HV Feeder Framework Contractor – to assist with the supply, management, possession management, site works, installation, testing and commissioning of new high voltage feeder and pilot cables.
As part of the works, we replaced the existing oil-filled cables with new 33KV cabling, renewing pilot cables and installing optical fibre telecommunication cables, which included draining any redundant oil and recovering and safely disposing of old cables.
Our team began the following works in April 2016, successfully testing and commissioning back into service on 4th September:
RJ Power Group completed all works by the first week in September, with no incidents or accidents reported. The project has been the subject of great media and political focus, and the Rail Division of the Group is proud to have played its part in restoring the railway to service well ahead of schedule.