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Invensys awarded milestone resignalling contracts

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Network Rail has handed Invensys Rail two contracts worth £53 million under signalling framework agreements announced last year.

The work covers the resignalling of Watford Junction Station and the re-locking and immunisation of life-expired signalling equipment, interlockings and control systems around Reading.

The £33.5 million Watford Junction project, which covers 143 signalling equivalent units (SEUs) as well as a significant amount of non-SEU work, includes the renewal of all signalling, control systems, power and cabling, as well as providing support for the ongoing track remodelling programme.

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 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.

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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