RJ Power Group’s rail division, have successfully completed their HV Diversionary works in Pulborough, West Sussex – part of Network Rail’s Southern region infrastructure.
Having completed their first project for BAM at Thorndell Viaduct twelve months earlier, RJ Power Group were awarded their second HV diversion project, which formed part of a major deck replacement on the River Arun Bridge.
This second bridge replacement project differed from the first, by virtue of the requirement for renovations to be completed whilst the bridge was in use.
The project had two key milestones to meet in order to complete the full bridge deck replacement. RJ Power Group played a key role in helping BAM Nuttall achieve this.
RJ Power Group provided BAM with HV competent staff during both key stages of the Bridge Deck Replacement works. The team also diverted the existing HV feeder 3316 and it’s associated 56 core pilot cables – having previously surveyed the site and delivered and installed the new 185mm HV cables – along with new 30 pair pilot cables and oil lead prior to the final commissioning works taking place.
This approach enabled R J Power Group to accelerate their works and ensure that there would be sufficient time and float in the programme to concentrate on the actual slewing of the HV feeder 3316 and its associated pilots.
RJ Power Group’s weekend possession works were a huge success. They achieved the installation of two new hot splicers, the installation of a newly jointed slow pilot cable and also jointed the existing 56 core fast pilot to the new 30 pair pilot cable. They then finally positioned the newly jointed HV cables from the scaffold decking into the newly installed GRP route.
RJ Power Group and BAM Nuttall’s site management worked diligently alongside each other throughout this project and successfully planned and delivered all key stages without accidents or incidents, completing the works ahead of programme.
RJ Power Group & Bam Nuttall have now successfully completed two bridge replacement projects together and are now currently working together on the new platform installation project at Redhill station, where there is more HV & Pilot diversion works to take place.
Commending RJ Power Group on their works, BAM Nuttall’s Operations Manager Gareth White said:
‘I’d like to thank you all and your colleagues for the great work undertaken last week at Arun River to make this project a success. There were no accidents or incidents during the weekend and thanks to your efforts we were ahead of programme throughout the possession. The job was a big success and I have attached a few feedback emails from Network Rail thanking the whole team…’