Keltbray powers up rail arm with £46m contract win

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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Demolition contractor Keltbray has pulled off a major coup in the rail sector taking a £46m contract to upgrade railway power lines.

The Power Supply Upgrade Phase 3A contract is the biggest contract win since Keltbray started diversification plans and
bought Aspire Rail Consultants just over 18 months ago.

The Crewe business gave Keltbray recognised capability in overhead line and track solutions through Aspire’s team of wiring engineers, supervisors, linesmen, isolation and permanent-way staff.

The two-year job awarded by Network Rail will see the firm construct overhead power lines and incorporates design, civils, signalling and de-vegetation works.

Phill Price, who is Keltbray’s infrastructure and rail managing director, said: “The award of this contract is a major step forward in positioning Keltbray Rail as a respected and highly competent project delivery partner within the rail sector.

“During a time when the market generally remains subdued, this contract provides a welcome boost to our business, our sector and the economy in general. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our team on a hugely successful bid, and wish them every success in the delivery of the project”.

Managing director of Keltbray Aspire, Peter Gray, added: “The award of the PSU contract is a massive vote of confidence for Keltbray, but as importantly for the direct delivery model.

“We have invested a significant amount of money ensuring that we are prepared to deliver this project, and it is very exciting and rewarding to know we now have the opportunity to show the quality of our company on the big stage.”

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