Alstom, TSO and Costain Joint Venture Wins Crossrail’s Infrastructure
Contract in The UK, Valued at over €350 Million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- April 2, 2013
The ATC joint venture, consisting of Alstom (Paris:ALO), TSO and Costain, has
been awarded its first contract to fit out and commission the Crossrail
tunnels currently being bored under the streets of London.
The contract is worth over €350 million, and is one of the largest that
Crossrail intends to award. It will see the Alstom-led joint venture fitting
out the 21 km of twin tunnels that will stretch under London with the track
and power equipment necessary for Crossrail trains to operate from 2018.
Mike Casebourne, Project Director for the ATC JV, said: “This is fantastic
news for us and for London’s commuters, who will be able to benefit from the
new rail service for decades to come. Our teams now have the vital role of
converting Crossrail’s tunnels into an operational railway. We are delighted
to have won such a prestigious contract as our first contract.”
ATC will be installing over 40km of track, together with rigid overhead
conductors, a system that is being used for the first time in the UK to power
heavy mainline trains through tunnels.
The Crossrail tunnel fit-out works will also require over 50,000 cubic metres
of concrete delivered by a unique ‘concrete train’, as well as the
installation of 48 ventilation fans, 40km of walkways, 66 drainage pumps, 40km
of fire mains, and lighting throughout the entire length.
The fit-out works will be carried out within the entire tunnelled section of
the Crossrail route between Royal Oak, Pudding Mill Lane and Plumstead
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
TSO, a railway subsidiary of the NGE group, is a leading player in track and
catenaries, engineering, construction works and maintenance. A key player in
railway speed world records, with over 85 years of experience in France and
worldwide, TSO is actively involved in developing and testing modern railway
technologies. TSO has over 1000 employees and had a 2012 turnover of €200
Costain is one of the UK's leading engineering solutions providers, delivering
integrated consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance
services, with a portfolio spanning almost 150 years of innovation and
technical excellence. The Group's 'Choosing Costain' strategy involves
focusing on blue chip customers in chosen sectors whose major spending plans
are underpinned by strategic national needs. Value is created by a drive for
innovation and we are committed to a constant quest for improvement. This,
along with a partnership approach, is enabling Costain to build new and extend
existing long-term relationships with a range of major customers.
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau (Alstom Corporate) - Tel +33 1 41
49 37 38 /39 95
Jonathan Smith (Alstom UK) Tel: +44 (0) 7801 775650
Delphine Brault (Investor Relations) – Tel +33 1 41 49 26 42
Graham Read, Communications Director - Tel 01628 842444
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