of cable installed
from receipt of order to delivery
The main challenge on the Crossrail contract is the exceptionally fast track nature of the supply of the steelwork to site – typically within 3-4 weeks from receipt of order. This would be a challenge in normal circumstances, but coupled with the fact that this was a new market for us and the finished steelwork undergoes a rigorous quality inspection by both Network Rail and Balfour Beatty, the short deadline was even more challenging.
We manufactured and supplied all of the steel for the overhead line catenaries on the 12.5 mile stretch of railway at our facility in Hereford. Our skilled workforce and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 management systems ensured that all steel met the exacting standards of both Network Rail and Balfour Beatty with the tight timescales being met by just-in-time delivery of the critical items that were stored in our yard until required.
We successfully manufactured around 400 tonnes of steel to the highest standards of quality whilst meeting tight timescales.