Western Points Heating Renewals

As part of the Renewals Programme, the Electrical Points Heating Systems (including pad, cartridge and short strip heaters) were renewed and replaced with a modern heating system

Contract

Western Points Heating Renewals

Client

Network Rail

Type of work

Points Heating Renewals, troughing, DNO supplies

Contract Value

£500,000

Division

Rail

Description

As part of the Renewals Programme, the Electrical Points Heating Systems (including pad, cartridge and short strip heaters) were renewed and replaced with a modern heating system. Giffen Group were successful with their tender, won as part of the E&P Framework for the renewal of 33 Point Ends. We were also awarded a further 26 points ends as a variation to the contract.

Scope of Works

Giffen Group Ltd had to design and install a new Points Heating system compliant with current Railway Group and Network Rail Standards incorporating work within the Electrical and Civils disciplines. The works included:

  • Design
  • Site Survey
  • Vegetation Clearance at each site
  • Civils Installation – troughing, retaining walls, TCB bases, transformer bases and DNO cubicle bases
  • Electrical Equipment Installation – new suppies, DNO cubicles, distribution cubicles, transformers, TCB’s, cabling and points heating strips
  • Testing and Commissioning of all electrical installations
  • Recovery of redundant equipment
  • DNO management

As the works took place during the winter months, the new installation ran alongside the existing points heating ensuring a successful and safe switchover to the new installation with no infringement to safety.

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