Balfour Beatty has been appointed to two new frameworks by London Underground Limited which will deliver a £250 million power upgrade across the entire tube network.
The first framework is for the provision and maintenance of high voltage cabling and the second will provide and maintain substations. The cabling framework consists of four lots split into categories of work such as cable design and survey and the substation framework consists of five lots covering categories including civil works, design and ventilation works.
Contracts awarded through the frameworks will include the design and installation of power electrification equipment and the provision of electrical infrastructure for the ongoing roll-out of onboard air-conditioning to bring more reliable and comfortable journeys to millions of passengers every year.
The eight year frameworks are anticipated to contain projects in the region of £25-30 million with the first likely to be awarded this summer. Each of the frameworks includes a four year extension option.
A leading provider of electrical services across the UK’s major infrastructure portfolio, Balfour Beatty will be utilising its established directly employed workforce to deliver the frameworks, as well as the services of its in-house mechanical and electrical manufacturing facility in Hillington, Glasgow.
Mark Griffiths, Balfour Beatty managing director, Power Systems, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these framework appointments and to have been recognised as first place contractor in seven out of the total nine framework lots awarded putting us in prime place to bid for initial work.”