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Woking Sidings Contract Award with South Western Railway

RJ Power Rail are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a GRIP 5-8 design and build contract, for the electrification of Woking Dead End Road Sidings on behalf of South Western Railway.

These sidings are leased under an arrangement with Network Rail by South Western Railway (SWR) and RJ Power’s awarded scope of works covers the removal of the dependent current main line feed, by routing the power from the current sub-station at Woking to the Woking Up Sidings. Currently there are no spare breaker ways in Woking sub-station, giving no means at present of independently switching and supplying each DER from the sub-station.

As part of the improvement works, RJ Power Rail need to consider the provision of a containerised annex to the current sub-station containing the new DC breakers, an independent ‘sidings’ 3MW transformer rectifier unit and ancillary switching equipment. These will be connected to the current sub-station busbar by cables, thereby extending the current arrangements. RJ Power Rail’s design team will work up an arrangement that will show three main breakers to which the sidings can be connected to for both current and future expansion of the sidings.

Site works will involve Civils, ETE and Electrical Services works which will be designed, planned, managed and delivered by the RJ Power Rail team, with the support of the company’s approved supply chain partners.

RJ Power Rail Sales Director, Matt Woolley, was delighted with this latest contract award and added:

“Securing this contract was reliant on a well-developed work winning strategy and is testament to the skill and commitment of the team involved – many of whom will now deliver this project. We have an excellent relationship with the client team, which has been developed during the recent completion of a complex programme of electrification works for the flagship Feltham Depot Project, on the behalf of SWR.

“As Principal Contractor for this design and build project, we look forward to now delivering on our promise and we are excited to receive future tendering opportunities from South Western Railway in respect of DC and HV rail electrification works.”

 RJ Power Rail look forward to keeping you all informed on future progress through our Social Media channels and the creation of a case study on the RJ Power website on completion of the works.


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