McNicholas bags £100m rail electrification deal

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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McNicholas Construction has picked up two key packages in a £417m Network Rail framework covering electrical renewals and upgrades on the Kent, Sussex and Wessex routes over the next five years.

The agreements, awarded by the company’s Infrastructure Projects Southern division, cover the bulk of the region’s electrification renewal and enhancement work-bank from April 2014 to 2019.

Electrification and Plant framework winners

HV Feeders
McNicholas Construction Services: £60m
BCM Construction: £60m
Substations
Siemens: £192m
High Voltage Maintenance Services: £65m
Other Electrical
McNicholas Construction Services: £40m

The general electrification and plant framework will encompass enhancement of 750V DC track feeder cables and along track positive cables, substation rewires, signalling power and a range of other fixed plant asset services.

The HV Feeder element covers refurbishment or replacement of existing high voltage feeder cable routes between substations, replacement of existing oil filled cables with new 33kV cabling, renewal of the existing pilot cables and installation of new optical fibre telecommunication cables.

McNicholas Chief Executive, Barry McNicholas said: ”We are absolutely delighted to have secured these two long-term frameworks with Network Rail and we are committed to deliver the value that has been promoted throughout the procurement process working collaboratively with the client team. ”

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