Breda, 8th June 2016 – SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has announced that it will be participating in the ‘Tidy Yards’ programme of ProRail, Dutch public operator in charge of the rail infrastructures management. As part of the ‘Improve Lighting’ project, SPIE will be responsible for two of the four lots on offer. A tender amount of almost two million Euros.
As Dutch public operator in charge of the rail infrastructures management, ProRail has the task to manage all shunting yards in the Netherlands in accordance with applicable regulations regarding working conditions and the environment. The aim is to ensure the good maintenance of these facilities and the updating of supplies information for sites which are used every day by all rail carriers for the loading and unloading of goods.
Launched in 2014, the “Tidy Yards” programme will allow to optimize the supplies on the basis of carrier bottlenecks. For this, SPIE will be working for two lots of lighting improvement (project "Improve lighting") including shunting yards in the Northern and Southern Randstad Conurbation regions.
SPIE’s mission will be listing, modifying, supplying and replacing yard lighting, masts, track lighting, positions, fittings and depot supplies, while train preheating and compressed air systems will be removed. SPIE will also lay cables and wiring; it will connect the power supply for the sites and will be responsible for light control. Safety will play a significant role during this project; work being carried out in accordance with the strictest requirements.
Following a call for tenders, ProRail which intends to stand out in the in the railway engineering sector, selected three companies on the basis of technical skills. SPIE’s tender manager, Ron van Ginkel, is pleased with the contract: “SPIE previously operated as a subcontractor for ProRail. Under this contract we could score a maximum of 2 out of the 4 lots, and we did it. It is a magnificent step towards direct and regular collaboration with ProRail as a direct contractor.”
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