Network Rail has announced the first multi-million-pound contracts for Control Period 6 (2019-2024), worth £645m.
Story Contracting has secured ‘Lot 2’ covering renewals and enhancements in Scotland, valued at around £135m, while AmcoGiffen has been awarded ‘Lot 3’ to work on the London North East route, valued at around £190m.
The framework will complete several projects, including replacing and refurbishing structures across the route and delivering improvements at stations.
Lot 1, the most significant work-bank in the Scotland and North East (SNE) renewals and enhancements framework, will be announced later in 2018 and is valued at £320m.
Story Scotland director John MacArthur said: “I am absolutely delighted to win this contract which reflects the collaborative working relationships we have been building with Network Rail and other key clients in Scotland.
“The award also supports our growth plans in Scotland and our vision to provide a highly professional turn-key service to the construction industry, where we deliver rail and civils infrastructure with our in-house labour resource.
“The delivery of this contract will also be supported by our award-winning Plant Division who are one of only two suppliers in the UK to be awarded GOLD in Network Rail’s Route to Gold. This award also means we will be able to bring security to our trusted supply chain and generate opportunities for new partners.”
In addition, SNE is also set to announce the award of the £147m Geotech framework later in December 2018.
The Office of Rail and Road’s has confirmed £35bn of funding for rail maintenance and renewals.
AmcoGiffen managing director Andries Liebenberg said: “We are delighted to have been appointed in partnership with Network Rail, delivering this programme of significant rail infrastructure investment.
“Providing substantial benefits to the travelling public, this framework award is testament to our long-standing relationship.
“AmcoGiffen’s engineering and project management expertise, coupled with our detailed regional knowledge, means we are ideally placed to support all stakeholders.
“Delivering added social value in the communities we operate, we’re creating apprenticeship and trainee programmes, developing local supply chain spend and employment opportunities.”
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