A total of 17 contractors and suppliers have now been selected for two eight-year frameworks that will run concurrently for the design, installation and commissioning of power networks.
The line-up of successful contractors includes Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, Clancy Dowcra, McNicholas, Murphy and C Spencer.
London Underground plans to spend £250m on modern power systems to meet rapidly growing passenger demand.
It is in the process of finalising the completion of the power upgrade needed for the Sub-Surface Railway upgrade, which comprises the modernisation of the Metropolitan, District, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines – around 40% of the network.
Planning is now also under way to upgrade power supply systems on the Piccadilly line and other parts of the network.
David Hughes, Director of Major Programmes for LU, said: “We’ve embarked on the biggest programme of Tube modernisation ever seen.
“To do that we need to work with suppliers who can bring experience and flexibility to the task in hand, and who understand our vision to improve services for customers while providing a reliable service with as little disruption as possible.”
Firms on two power upgrade frameworks
- Alstom Transport UK
- Balfour Beatty Engineering Services
- C Spencer
- Clancy Docwra
- Data Techniques
- Giffen Group
- High Voltage Maintenance Services
- Industrial Switchgear Services
- J Murphy & Sons
- MJ Quinn Integrated Services
- McNicholas Construction Services
- TXM Group (Ombros Integrated Services)
- UK Power Networks Services (Commercial)
- URS Infrastructure & Environment UK
- Vital Human Resources & Electren UK