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HS2 rebids overhead power system that covers from London to Crewe

Joint Venture signed up with HS2 for £260m concrete slab track deal

HS2 is inviting retenders for specialist contractors to deliver £300m worth overhead power systems. These overhead catenary system powering trains will operate at 360km/hr. The overhead power systems package covers design, manufacture, installation, supply, commissioning, and testing of the systems.

The successful contractor will have to accomplish two different contracts covering Phase One and Phase 2a – from London to Crewe. This will be under OCS as single-stage procurement. The contract will cover 589 single track km, including 293 bridges, 15 tunnels, and 62 viaducts.

HS2 will use the V360 OCS design range under license from SNCF Reseau. This particular licensing firm is the first system in Europe that certifies for speeds of up to 360km/h. OCS contractors will be allowed with the license agreement to go to the components market and find the most competitive supplier.

The feasibility of approaching smaller suppliers across the UK will be a great opportunity for such suppliers. On the other hand HS2 launched contract opportunities earlier this week and that has an estimated £498m worth.


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