AMEC awarded WCML Contract

28 November 2005

From an AMEC press release:

AMEC, the international project management and services company, has further strengthened its position in the UK rail sector with the award of a 20 million contract by Network Rail for the upgrade of the West Coast main line from Sandbach to Wilmslow, Cheshire.

We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with Network Rail on the upgrading of the UKs rail infrastructure, said AMEC SPIE Rail Managing Director, Kevin Beauchamp. An excellent technical and commercially competitive submission combined with a proven track record of safe delivery was a key factor in our selection and we now look forward to successful completion in Spring 2006.

The new work, for work packages 3 and 4 of the Sandbach to Wilmslow line, involves remodelling of switches and crossings, new overhead power lines, track renewal, demolition of existing signal boxes and relay rooms, drainage works, civil engineering and new structures.

This is the latest contract won by AMEC as part of the massive modernisation of the West Coast main line. The company recently completed work packages 1 and 2 between Sandbach to Wilmslow, worth 18 million, and prior to that was part of the South Manchester and Route 7 Alliances that successfully delivered 290 million worth of upgrades.

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