25kV SMOS Renewals
Client: Babcock Rai
Location: Channel Tunnel, East Anglia
With the life expired OX36 GEC switchgear failing in service, the ABB FSKII SMOS was chosen as a replacement. The project involved installation, Test & Commissioning activities along with the refurbishment of two existing AEE buildings. Read More ...
Thameslink Infrastructure Investment Programme
Client: Balfour Beatty / Network Rail JV
Location: The Midland Mainline
Balfour Beatty in a joint venture with Network Rail is undertaking a major investment project to upgrade the OHL Power Supply System on Thameslink / Midland Mainline. The project involved the installation of four new GIS substations and carry out the conversion of an existing South Wales Switchgear building. Read More ...
West Coast Mainline Autotransformer Project
Client: Power Upgrade JV
Location: West Coast Mainline
Network Rail West Coast is undertaking a large scale investment project to upgrade the OHL Power Supply System on the West Coast Mainline. The project involved the installation of eight new Autotransformer GIS substations and carry out the conversion of an existing GECMK1 building. Read More ...
Vacuum Circuit Breaker Renewals and Refurbishment
Client: Babcock Rail / Network Rail
Location: East Coast Main Line
The project involved the renewal of 21 new V MAG 25 high voltage circuit breakers (HVCB’s), associated busbar supports, bus section through wall bushing and voltage transformers within each busbar chamber. The interface between the existing Alstom Micom Protection relays and VMAG 25 CB was modified and re-commissioned to ensure compatibility. Read More ...
33kV / 11kV HV Switchgear Renewals
Client: First Engineering/Babcock Rail/Network Rail
Location: Essex, Kent, Surrey
The existing GEC KC switchgear was 50 years old and with increasing power demands and less network outage availability for maintenance the metal clad switchgear was replaced with new Areva WSA GIV switchgear. The associated ancillary Auxiliary Transformers and Signalling supply LVAC equipment was also upgraded. Read More ...
North West Electrification
Client: Siemens / Network Rail
Location: Manchester / Liverpool
Network Rail North West Electrification is undertaking a large scale investment project to electrify the Liverpool / Manchester line with an interface to the West Coast Mainline at Newton Le Willows. Phase 1 covers the electrification of the Chat Moss lines from Castlefield... Read More ...