Project Overview

The aim of the project is to replace life expired critical infrastructure, improve resilience and enhance site-wide load capacity within Selhurst Depot (whilst maintaining functionality of the site during the construction phase).

Outline Scope

This project is being undertaken within Selhurst depot and includes finalisation of design and undertaking the phased strategic renewal of Selhurst Depot HV & LV equipment – including, but not limited to:

  • Main Intake (facilitating works, civils, LV & HV works)
  • Paint Shop (facilitating works, civils, LV & HV works)
  • Maintenance Shop (facilitating works, civils, LV & HV)
  • Norwood (facilitating works, civils, LV & HV works)

The scope also includes the undertaking of works to UKPN’s incoming substation and modification of cabling between substations.

Design and Construction Scope

The GRIP 5 design is to be provided for the Selhurst Depot HV, Civils and associated LV network Upgrade Works. The works consist of increasing the system capability of the Selhurst Depot Network. The project has four sites that are all contained within Selhurst Depot. The designs will be compiled in accordance with standards, practices and procedures to include:

  • All design will be compiled in accordance with Network Rail Standards and Procedures
  • Electrical Design – low voltage, high voltage, DC and protection specifications and implementation plans etc
  • Civils Design – substation compounds and route works

Equipment to be replaced includes:

UKPN’s – Selhurst Car Sheds SS

  • Replacement of the existing 3-panel HV switchboard
  • Disconnection and replacement of outgoing HV Feeder (main intake supply)

Main Intake SS

  • Disconnection of all HV cables and replacements
  • Replacement of the 6.6kV switchboard and battery charger
  • Replacement of 1 x 6.6kV transformer with 2 x 6.6kV transformers
  • Replacement of 12-way main LV panel
  • Modification of the LV cables to facilitate the new equipment

Paint Shop SS

  • Replacement of 1 x package unit (RMU, 6.6kV transformer and LV panel)
  • Modification of the HV cables to facilitate the new equipment
  • Replacement of 2 x 12-way LV panels

Maintenance Shop SS

  • Replacement of 4-way RMU
  • Replacement of 1 x 6.6kV transformer
  • Modification of the HV cables to facilitate the new equipment
  • Replacement of 1 x 24-way LV panel
  • Modification of the LV cables to facilitate the new equipment

Norwood SS

  • Replacement of 1 x package unit (RMU, 6.6kV transformer and LV panel)
  • Modification of the HV cables to facilitate the new equipment
  • Replacement of 1 x 12-way LV panel
  • Modification of the LV cables to facilitate the new equipment

 

Sales Director Matt Woolley was delighted with this contract, saying:

“Securing this contract was reliant on a well-developed work-winning strategy and is testament to the skill and commitment of the individuals involved. We have developed this relationship by demonstrating our skills to deliver over the course of several years working with the GTR team. The key to the delivery of this project will be utilising the skills and expertise across the group of companies within RJ Power. We have four complementary businesses that cover the rail infrastructure, Private Networks and Connections – all of which can support the key areas of the contract. As Principal Contractor, RJ Power Rail look forward to delivering on our promise and are excited to receive future tendering opportunities from GTR in respect of DC and HV rail electrification works.”

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