Deals this week: Jacobs Engineering Group, Sweco, Atkins


Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected as the reference design consultant (RDC) for the 350km-long Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High-Speed Rail project (KL-SG HSR), which is currently under construction.

Jacobs will design five intermediate stations in Malaysia as part of the new RDC02 reference design package. 

The company is also expected to design access roads and other associated infrastructure, as well as highway and pedestrian lines to connect the network to existing infrastructure.

Engineering company Sweco has been awarded the contract for the Stockholm Central Station modernisation project by the Swedish Transport Administration.

The development is estimated to cost more than Skr300m ($37m).

Sweco will plan and design upgrades to the station environment and associated railway network as part of the arrangement, in addition to modernising switchgears and renovating the waiting bays and turntables.

"Engineering firm Atkins has secured a £29m ($37.3m) deal from Network Rail to conduct resignalling works along the 42km-long Norwich to Lowestoft line."

Stockholm Central Station is one of the busiest railway stations in Sweden and experiences an estimated 1,000 arrivals and departures per day.

The modernisation initiative will help the station to fulfil future requirements and improve accessibility for passengers.

Engineering firm Atkins has secured a £29m ($37.3m) deal from Network Rail to conduct resignalling works along the 42km-long Norwich to Lowestoft line, which runs through Great Yarmouth in East Anglia, UK.

Atkins have agreed to provide a complete suite of GRIP 5-8 design, engineering, construction, testing and commissioning services for the rail network under the contract.

The company is also scheduled to replace the existing mechanical interlocking systems on the route with new, Alstom-made ElectroLogIXS equipment.

Additonally, Atkins intends to install Safety Integrity Level (SIL) software to modernise the signalling systems at Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft, as well as replace the majority of the trackside collaterals.

A new digital control facility will be created at Colchester Signalling Centre to monitor and control the new equipment.