Suppliers announced for LU’s £250m upgrade


Suppliers announced for LU’s £250m upgrade

London Underground (LU) has announced its plans to spend £250m towards upgrading its 151-year old power systems in order to meet rapidly growing passenger demand in the capital.


The group of successful firms includes Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, Clancy Dowcra, McNicholas, J Murphy & Sons and C Spencer, who will incorporate other specialist electrical contractors on two eight-year frameworks at a later stage.


The two frameworks will run simultaneously for the design, installation and commissioning of power networks.


LU is currently undertaking the completion of the power upgrade required for the Sub-Surface Railway upgrade, which incorporates the modernisation of the Metropolitan, District, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, amounting to around 40% of the London tube network.


It is also planning to modernise the power supply systems on the Piccadilly line as well as parts of the network.


David Hughes, Director of Major Programmes for LU, said: “We’ve embarked on the biggest programme of Tube modernisation ever seen.


“To do that we need to work with suppliers who can bring experience and flexibility to the task in hand, and who understand our vision to improve services for customers while providing a reliable service with as little disruption as possible.”


The full list of contractors across the two frameworks:


-ABB Limited

-Alstom Transport UK Limited

-Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Limited

-C Spencer Limited

-Clancy Docwra Limited

-Data Techniques

-Giffen Group Limited

-High Voltage Maintenance Services Limited

-Industrial Switchgear Services Limited

-J Murphy & Sons Limited

-MJ Quinn Integrated Services Limited

-McNicholas Construction Services Limited

-Thorntask Limited

-TXM Group (Ombros Integrated Services)

-UK Power Networks Services (Commercial) Limited

-URS Infrastructure  & Environment UK Limited

-Vital Human Resources Limited & Electren UK Limited


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