HS2 has begun the search for a specialist contractor to supply the monitoring systems that will enable remote monitoring of railway assets and systems on the £ 100 billion railway.
The £ 65million contract is to build an integrated supervisory control and data acquisition system that will be used across the network – and up to 25 years of technical support. The system is designed to eliminate problems before they occur.
The work involved in the contract will allow the status of HS2’s rail assets and systems to be monitored in real time from Birmingham’s grid-integrated control center and other key locations.
Four companies are expected to be shortlisted later this year and contract award is expected in 2022.
The contract will run from December 2022 to the end of 2045.
Companies have until April 30 to show interest In work.
The £ 275million contract for the construction of the control center, which is part of the 30ha maintenance depot at Washwood Heath, is currently being tendered.
A joint venture of Laing O’Rourke and Murphy, alongside Nottingham specialist Total Reclaims Demolition, completed the site clean-up last year.
Formerly known as the Washwood Heath Railway Works, the 110,000m2 site was last used by railway manufacturer Alstom in 2004.