Aggreko wins five-year contract to supply rental power to Network Rail

Aggreko will provide power for emergency support and planned maintenance as part of a five-year contract with Network Rail.

Following a competitive tender, Aggreko was selected to supply Network Rail’s national framework for the hire and installation of large output power generation that will be used for a variety of applications.

The mobile, modular diesel and gas generators, load banks, heaters, air conditioning units and associated technologies, will be used at trackside and across train stations, substations, signalling centres, tunnels, telecoms and operations centres.

John Anderson, Aggreko’s National Accounts Manager for Rail, said: “Everything needs power. We could be called to any part of the network to help in emergency situations, such as sudden power failures, or for planned events, such as scheduled maintenance.

“Safety and minimum disruption are paramount on the rail network and this new framework agreement will enable us to provide a fully coordinated service and to put in place further contingency plans to ensure power resilience. We have worked with Network Rail for many years to supply power to support planned and reactive maintenance, supporting construction projects, and emergency power outages. This long-term agreement gives Aggreko the opportunity to work closer with Network Rail to find new innovative solutions to meet its future needs.”

Aggreko’s specialist RISQS accredited UK rail division has served the sector for 10 years and operates from 18 locations throughout the UK and Ireland. The company has the largest fleet of generators in the UK and has developed innovative emergency generation technologies for the rail industry, such as a new 60kVA 650 volt two-phase mobile generator for signalling projects and infrastructure maintenance, and fuel-saving hybrid power solutions that minimise noise and emissions.

Aggreko provides national fuel management supply and 24/7 Aggreko Remote Monitoring on all of the rental packages supported by the Aggreko Remote Operating Centre, which is manned 24/7 365 by the Technical Team to monitor all assets on hire and respond to alarms.

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