Amey has secured a second consecutive term as Network Rail’s sole supplier of civil examinations, and retained a major footprint in rail structures assessments.
The new contracts are worth over £40m per annum.
The Civil Examination Framework Agreements will be delivered by Amey across the UK, with the exception of the London North Western Route, which Network Rail plan to operate in-house.
Amey has also picked up the lions share of work under the Civil Assessments Framework Agreements. This will cover work for London North Eastern/East Midlands, Anglia, and Kent routes.
Amey deploys a team of 500 asset engineering specialists to identify asset condition and capability for structures ranging from small culverts, bridges, viaducts, stations, tunnels and earthworks, to iconic assets such as the Forth Rail Bridge.
The teams also provide a 24-hour rapid response service in the event of bridge strikes, severe weather and other incidents affecting the safety of the railway.
Civil Examination Framework Agreements
- National rail network: Amey
Civil Assessments Framework Agreements
- Anglia: Aecom and Amey
- Kent: Amey
- London North Eastern and East Midlands: Aecom and Amey
- LNW: Aecom SKM and Opus
- Scotland: Aecom
- Sussex, Wales, Wessex and Western: WSP
Mel Ewell, Amey’s chief executive, said: “Continuing our successful examinations and assessments relationship with Network Rail is great news for our business.
“The scope of the new contracts spanning the next five years builds on Amey’s and Network Rail’s track record of strong performance by making better use of technology and introducing more efficient ways of working.
“Through even greater collaboration we will and create an even safer and more reliable civils infrastructure.”
Network Rail’s director of contracts and procurement, Ian Sexton, said: “Monitoring the condition of our infrastructure – including bridges, tunnels, embankments and culverts – is a vital part of keeping Britain’s railways safe.
“By working with these trusted suppliers over the next five years we can continue to improve and build on the knowledge we have of our network.”