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11.10.12

Balfour Beatty wins £50m electrification contract

Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty a £50m contract for the North West Electrification Phase 2 project.

Balfour Beatty Rail will work in a joint venture with Balfour Beatty Engineering services, who will undertake the power and distribution works. Invensys Rail will supply signalling, telecoms and SCADA works.

The contract covers the design, supply and installation of 90 single track km of new electrification, including foundatiosn, steel work and wiring, as well as power distribution works, associated signalling and Telecomms immunisation works, SCADA works and testing and commissioning of the new system.

Martin Brown, Balfour Beatty Rail’s project director, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the contract for the Phase 2 works. Our latest innovations on this project will demonstrate our commitment towards our zero harm initiatives, sustainability and the seven day railway.”

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Mikeyb   11/10/2012 at 17:20

It makes sense to give phase 2 contract to Balfour Beatty, as they will now just carry on westward from Earlestown. Otherwise there might be a lengthy break in work, whilst they moved their equipment off site and the new contractor moved in.

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