Deals this week: Balfour Beatty, CET, HS2 Limited

9 February 2018 (Last Updated February 8th, 2018 15:19)

Network Rail has awarded a £40m contract to Balfour Beatty for the operation and maintenance of its track maintenance machines, known as Stoneblowers.

Network Rail has awarded a £40m contract to Balfour Beatty for the operation and maintenance of its track maintenance machines, known as Stoneblowers.

The contract is scheduled to run for four years and will see Balfour Beatty provide maintenance services across the UK.

It also includes an option to extend the base period for an additional year.

The first of the new units is currently slated to enter service in 2020.

China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) has secured a rail line electrification contract from the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO).

CET will be responsible for electrification works along the SGR rail line under the deal.

"China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) has secured a rail line electrification contract from the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO)."

The project will also involve the construction of 14 substations along the line, which connects the cities of Mombasa and Nairobi.

The electrification works are scheduled for completion in 2020.

Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has selected Amazon’s Cloud-based voice service Alexa to deliver transport service information to passengers.

Alexa will be used to provide real-time arrival information for trains, ferries and light rail services, which will be gathered from Transport for NSW’s Real-time Intelligent Transport Assistant (RITA).

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited has announced key contracts for the development of HS2 project.

WSP UK and Grimshaw Architects have received the contract for the design and development of Birmingham Curzon Street station.

Additionally, Ove Arup & Partners International is set to collaborate with Arup Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects to work on the detailed design of the Birmingham Interchange.

Old Oak Common station will be developed by WSP, along with Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

The contract for the redevelopment of London Euston station has been awarded to Ove Arup & Partners International and Grimshaw Architects.

The new stations are scheduled to open for passenger services in 2026.