Alstom, TSO and Costain Joint Venture Wins Crossrail’s Infrastructure Contract in The UK, Valued at over €350 Million
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130402:nBw025869a LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(Business Wire)-- Regulatory News: 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 Portals. About Alstom 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. About TSO 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 million. About Costain 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. Press Contacts Alstom Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau (Alstom Corporate) - Tel +33 1 41 49 37 38 /39 95 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Jonathan Smith (Alstom UK) Tel: +44 (0) 7801 775650 firstname.lastname@example.org Delphine Brault (Investor Relations) - Tel +33 1 41 49 26 42 email@example.com or TSO Catherine Arlaud firstname.lastname@example.org or Costain Graham Read, Communications Director - Tel 01628 842444 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2013
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