RJ Power provided a full GRIP 6-8 construct, test, commission and handback service, delivering a fully project managed offering on time and to budget. The company had to prepare a prioritised programme of works to meet the client’s requirements, incorporating delivery milestones in order to meet other key stakeholder requirements. This encompassed detailed hour-by-hour schedules of installation, test and commission activities across concurrent working locations, which took into consideration track access availability and the asset condition. RJ Power supplied all necessary logistics management and co-ordination of all resources to support the project programme in accordance with the following rail electrification work scope:
F1607 Northfleet Grid to Northfleet Substation
This site location includes the replacement, renewal and disposal of life expired cables in respect of F1607, between Northfleet Grid and Northfleet Substation in respect of the HV feeder renewals project. The principal objective was to replace the existing 3x single core 185mm2 Al XLPE cable with a new 3x single core 300mm2 Cu XLPE LSZH cable and then install a new modern equivalent 20-pair pilot cable to replace the existing 30-pair pilot cable for control and indication.
F1608B Stone Crossing Substation to Ebbsfleet Substation
This site incorporated the partial renewal of F1608B and the installation of a new pilot cable to encompass Stone Crossing substation, Swanscombe TP Hut (proposed substation) and Ebbsfleet substation for the HV feeder renewals project. Swanscombe TP Hut was then to be converted in to a substation where F1608B was to be terminated. The principal objective of this scope of work was to replace life-expired cables with modern equivalents, which involved the replacement and subsequent recovery of the existing HV oil filled cables with brand new XLPE cables and the installation of a new modern equivalent 20-pair pilot cable to replace the existing 48-core pilot cable for control and indication.