ENSCO, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the Operations, Maintenance, Instrumentation and Analysis Support contract from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Office of Research and Development.

The task-order contract, composed of a 1-year base period and four 1-year options, has a 5-year ceiling value of more than $24M. ENSCO shall perform engineering and operations services to support the development and application of advanced research and technologies for enhanced rail safety.

The contract continues ENSCO’s longstanding relationship with the FRA. The company has been a major provider of instrumentation, field-testing, engineering analysis as well as research and development services since the 1970’s.

“We are committed to delivering high quality services to the FRA. We are especially proud to be able to continue partnering with the FRA to develop new safety assurance technologies as well as providing support for safety critical tests and investigations,” said Boris Nejikovsky, ENSCO’s vice president, applied technology and engineering division.

For more than 35 years, ENSCO has been a leading provider of railway safety technologies throughout the world. ENSCO develops new solutions to improve rail safety and performance and is the industry’s premier source for track inspection, vehicle/track interaction consulting, railroad safety/security products and railroad asset management technology.