Amey maintains leading position in rail asset examinations and assessments

20 February 2014
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Leading UK public and regulated services provider Amey has secured a second consecutive term as Network Rail’s sole supplier of civil examinations,  and retained a major footprint in rail structures assessments.  The new contracts are worth over £40m per annum.

The Civil Examination Framework Agreements (CEFA) for Control Period 5 (CP5) will be delivered by Amey across the UK, with the exception of the London North Western Route, which Network Rail plan to operate in-house.

Amey will also deliver the Civil Assessments Framework Agreements (CAFA CP5) for London North Eastern / East Midlands, Anglia, and Kent routes.  In addition the company has been successful in securing a place on a national strategic delivery panel for assessments through which it will respond in other routes.

Mel Ewell, Amey’s chief executive, said: “Continuing our successful examinations and assessments relationship with Network Rail is great news for our business.  The scope of the new contracts spanning the next five years builds on Amey’s and Network Rail’s track record of strong performance by making better use of technology and introducing more efficient ways of working.  Through even greater collaboration we will and create an even safer and more reliable civils infrastructure."

Through these contracts Amey’s team of 500 highly skilled asset engineering specialists will continue to identify asset condition and capability for structures ranging from small culverts, bridges, viaducts, stations, tunnels and earthworks, to iconic assets such as the Forth Rail Bridge, supporting Network Rail in making informed decisions regarding the safety and operation of the rail infrastructure in the UK. The teams also provide a 24 hour rapid response service in the event of bridge strikes, severe weather and other incidents affecting the safety of the railway.

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