Balfour Beatty Rail in consortium with signalling expert Thales will form a collaborative and integrated team to deliver the project for railway operator Banedanmark, covering 60% of the country’s railway network.
Balfour Beatty’s part in the contract is valued at £90m and involves an integrated approach to the project by its rail division in signalling installation, complemented by programme management services from Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Following the European Union rail network directive, which requires operators to upgrade train protection systems, Banedanmark has opted to replace its existing signalling system with a new, technologically advanced system aimed at improving efficiency, safety and punctuality.
Denmark will be the first country to completely renew all of its signaling systems—from its point machines to its control centers.
Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “This award represents further evidence of both the geographic reach and technical capability of the teams in our rail and professional services divisions, the combined skills of which were critical in securing this award.
“Working in partnership with our colleagues at Thales, we look forward to helping create a new benchmark for rail signalling performance on behalf of this valued client.”