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Invensys Rail wins Watford Junction and Reading contracts

16 April 2013  •  Author: Issued on behalf of Invensys Rail by Objective Communications

Invensys Rail has been awarded two new contracts under Network Rail’s Signalling Framework Agreements, the contracts covering the re-signalling of Watford Junction Station and the re-locking and immunisation of life-expired signalling equipment, interlockings and control systems in the Reading area.

The scope of the Watford Junction project includes the renewal of all signalling, control systems, power and cabling, as well as providing support for the ongoing track remodelling programme. Covering 143 signalling equivalent units (SEUs) as well as a significant amount of non-SEU work, the contract is valued at £33.5 million and will deliver Invensys Rail’s WESTLOCK computer-based interlocking and WESTCAD control centre display technology. The main project commissioning will take place in December 2014.

The £19.4 million Reading programme which will have its main commissioning in July 2014 covers 117 SEUs together with a great deal of non-SEU work. Invensys will be the principal contractor for both programmes, undertaking design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning activities, with telecoms, civils structures, permanent way and electrification and power work being provided by its domestic framework subcontractors as required by each project.

Commenting on the contract awards, William Wilson, Invensys Rail’s Vice President, Commercial said: “These project wins represent a real milestone for the company as they are the first implementation contracts to be won under the Signalling Framework Agreements. We are now looking forward to working closely with our colleagues at Network Rail and our contractor partners to deliver high quality projects safely and efficiently”.

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