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Powerful role to play for new consortium

Arcadis, Linxon and SSE Enterprise Contracting have combined forces to deliver industry-leading HV solutions

Arcadis, Linxon and SSE Enterprise Contracting have combined forces to deliver industry leading HV solutions

Collectively, the three businesses have seized on the opportunity to create a powerful consortium, combining their respective skills and specialisms and ability to deliver. Now, they look set to play a part in delivering the best quality and value when it comes to HV power for UK rail.

All three experienced organisations bring a strong balance of talent covering design, installation and maintenance.

Making connections

Between them, the three businesses bring vast traction power and HV distribution design, delivery and test/commission integration experience, the technical capacity and capability to deliver a proven and simple solution for the railways. This is combined with experience providing project and programme management expertise across the world’s largest mega-projects. All three also have very strong track records in delivering social value, employment and environmental benefits and a behavioural driven culture that adds value for internal and external customers and drives innovation.

Arcadis has incredibly strong project design and project management capability and a history dating back to 1739, with innovation at the heart of everything it does.

Linxon, part of the SNC-Lavalin and Hitachi ABB Power Grids, offers material provision and traction power installation. It has shown innovation over more than 130 years and combines deep technology knowledge with proven construction capability.

SSE Enterprise Contracting and Rail has the major networks transmission and distribution capabilities, completing the collaboration with its expertise in HV installation and maintenance.

At a time when the environment is at the top of the agenda, Arcadis, Linxon and SSE Enterprise Contracting are fully aware of the need to collaborate in order to work create full life VFM and carbon impact value, that can prevail on the HV distribution system.

Together, this consortium is confident it has the ability to deploy assets to generate revenue, reduce the cost price of infrastructure, contribute to net zero carbon targets, provide employment and up skill local communities.

Importantly, at the heart of this new consortium is a shared vision and culture.

Managing Director of Infrastructure UK at Arcadis, Mahmoud Alghita, said: “When we are in a room together it is clear that our three companies have a natural synergy. By combining our strengths there is huge potential for us to provide something very different for the UK’s railways.”

Managing Director of Linxon Hub EMEA, Stefan Reisacher, said: “We are creating something very special here. Together, we have a unique opportunity to deliver something for the rail network in theUK that will, in the long term, be of significant benefit to UK communities.”

Combined skills and experience

Managing Director of SSE Enterprise, Neil Kirkby, said: “We are combining a strong set of respective skillsets, years of experience and shared business cultures. This consortium is already in a good position because of the trust that clients have in us as individual businesses.”

With exciting opportunities in the market, it will be interesting to see the role that this consortium has to play in supporting clients across UK rail, providing safe and reliable high voltage power supplies and ensuring the rail network continues to run safely and reliably.

Click here to view the Arcadis directory.

Click here to view the Linxon directory.

Click here to view the SSE Contracting directory.

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