Awards, contracts & appointments

15.05.18

NR awards five-year £200m civils deal to SSE

A five-year building and civils contract has been awarded to SSE Enterprise Rail for a programme of works by Network Rail.

The work covers mechanical and electrical engineering services, building and fabric works and has a potential value of over £200m. The work will be completed in various regions in the south of England and Wales and will commence between 2019 and 2024.

SSE will use its new Taff Wells offices as it headquarters for its Welsh operations.

Works in the western region include the West Country and Thames Valley routes. The company was also successful with its bids for the Wessex route and London North West, where it will work on both north and south routes.

SSE Enterprise Rail’s director of operations, Tom Smith, said: “The award of this framework is fantastic news for SSE and our highly committed and focused rail team. Competition for the work was incredibly strong.

“The contract underscores our team’s exceptional skills and capabilities and our exclusive geographical presence in UK rail – with 3,500 people available across 62 office and depot locations UK-wide.”

Raj Sinha, managing director of SSE, said the company is working collaboratively to identify and deliver value-adding solutions through initiatives such as project funding, asset ownership and alliances with Network Rail and other organisations including HS2 Ltd and TfL.

He added: “Our rail offer continues to grow stronger and, with a turnkey service incorporating financial support, design, deliver/build, maintenance and asset ownership, SSE is ideally placed to offer a very different strategic perspective and delivery system to support the rail industry.

“This contract reinforces our clear intent to become a supplier of choice on Britain’s railways and signals how proficient we have become in this field of work.”

 

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