Balfour Beatty awarded £37 million west coast supply upgrade contract

Posted: 8 February 2012 | | No comments yet

Project will undertake the power upgrade of nine new 25-0-25 kV Auto-transformer (AT) substations…

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Balfour Beatty has been awarded the Electrical Distribution works of Phase 3a of the West Coast Power Supply Upgrade project to undertake the power upgrade design, supply, installation and commissioning of nine new 25-0-25 kV Auto-transformer (AT) substations between Kings Langley, M25 area in the South, to Whitmore near Crewe in the North, associated OHLE works and traction power feeder cabling.

In addition, the contract includes the commissioning into full AT service of fourteen existing AT ready substations and disconnection/conversion of redundant equipment at seventeen existing traction supply buildings.

The project will be delivered by a Joint Venture of Balfour Beatty Rail and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services.

Peter Anderson, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Rail UK, commented:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this key project and look forward to working closely with Network Rail.

“This is another significant rail infrastructure project that brings together the strengths of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services and Balfour Beatty Rail UK. Our combined experience reduces risk and cost through innovative and tried and tested processes and management.”

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