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Electrification

VolkerRail offers cost effective and professional electrification services as a single discipline provider, or as part of a multi-disciplinary project team.

Our experienced and professional managers, engineers and supervisors have the ability to manage all phases and aspects of a railway electrification project from development, design and implementation through to testing, commissioning and final hand back into service.

Services offered by our electrification division include:  

  • Design and build
  • Foundation
  • Steelwork erection
  • Switchgear
  • Bonding design and installation
  • Height and stagger survey analysis and adjustments
  • Installation, testing and commissioning
  • Independent design checks

To complement our project activities we also offer an isolation management service.

Overhead line electrification

Our in-house construction teams also have the experience and capability necessary to successfully deliver all aspects of overhead line electrification works for mainline and light rail systems.

VolkerRail has developed and UK certified an innovative four module high output wiring system, which has the capability of full line tension winding in and out of the conductor wires together with handling and access units. This is fully supported through the use of additional specialist rail mounted plant and fully trained maintainer operators, allowing us to provide a coordinated single point electrification delivery team for projects across the UK.

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