In 2014, BCM fought of stiff competition to secure a five-year framework on behalf of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects (NR), to deliver electrification and plant upgrades and renewals in the Southern region.
The design and build contract covers the whole of NR’s Control Period 5 (CP5) and could be worth upto £100m, has been awarded for work primarily on the high voltage feeders.
Specifically, the HV feeder work includes refurbishment or replacement of high voltage feeder cables between substations, replacing oil filled cables with new 33kV cabling, renewing pilot cables and installing optical fibre telecommunication cables.
Working in conjunction and in collaboration with Network Rail’s Electrification and Plant team, BCM has been successfully delivering HV feeder renewals throughout the South and has also been constructing substation foundations and buildings.
All of these E&P upgrades and renewals are part of Network Rail’s long term investment programme to enhance the rail infrastructure to cope with current and future requirements for increased frequency and higher capacity services.