RJ Power Rail is very pleased to announce two recent contract awards with Network Rail (NR). Having supplied compelling bids, the rail team were awarded the following works, where the Company will be acting as Principal Works Contractor (PWC) to NR for both projects.
CTS Installation Works
The works include the design and installation of 30 Control Track Switches (CTS) for the Wessex Area. The renewal is condition, reliability and safety driven and is supported by NR fault data and E&P Asset Policy. The works are a continuation based upon the CP5 E&P Works Delivery Renewals Programme. The CTS devices being installed form a new safety feature and method of managing power to the conductor rail system which is fed from traction substations at 750V DC enabling activities to be implemented from a position of safety (Electrical Control Room) and not from on or near the line position.
RJ Power Rail will provide a fully managed design and build solution, self-delivering all installation, test and commissioning works, and will manage the design works through long-term supply chain partner (Rail Power Solutions).
750V Traction DC Cable Refurbishment
This DC cable renewal project involves the installation, testing and commissioning of new DC Cables and associated equipment as specified by Network Rail between St Johns Substation and Barton Mill Substation.
Failures of various types of DC traction power cables and lugs can have a major impact on train performance. RJ Power Rail’s contract covers replacement and modification work on positive DC cables between Woking and near Basingstoke to enhance traction power performance in this area, increasing the life expectancy of the cables and reducing the amount of future faulting work for NR’s maintenance teams.
Works will be planned, managed and self delivered by the RJ Power Rail team.
Sales Director, Matt Woolley was delighted with these two contract awards, and added:
“Securing these contracts was reliant on a well-developed work winning strategy and is testament to the skill and commitment of the individuals involved.
“As PWC, we look forward to now delivering on our promise and we are excited to receive future tendering opportunities from Network Rail in respect of DC and HV rail electrification works.”
Both these contracts will be completed before the end of the current Control Period (CP5), under the management of Rail Operations Director, Mike Wakeford.