Electrification of the London – Cardiff – Swansea rail line, Cardiff

22 September, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Drilling in the Severn Tunnel ahead of the overhead wires being installed.
Drilling in the Severn Tunnel ahead of the overhead wires being installed.

About this event

David Jukes; Programme Development Director and John Skentelbery, Tunnels Operations Director, both from Costain Ltd (Rail Sector) and seconded to ABC Electrification, will give a presentation on the progress of the electrification of the south Wales main line between Bristol and Cardiff.

The presentation is focused on the ABC Electrification's Works on the South Wales mainline section of the Great Wester Route Modernisation Programme, covering the scope, interfaces and progress to date. Particular focus will be given to the Works to provide electrification through the Severn Tunnel.

ABC Electrification

ABC Electrification Ltd. was formed by Alstom Transport, Babcock Rail and Costain. As one of the largest electrification contractors in Europe ABC Electrification are proud to be delivering hundreds of miles of railway across Britain.

It is currently working on the West Coast and London – North West mainlines, Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme and two sections of the Great Western Modernisation Programme, covering the mainline route between Swindon and Swansea.

This event is co-hosted by IET and IMechE.

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Speakers

David Jukes

David Jukes

David is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, employed by Costain Ltd in the Rail Sector and seconded to ABC Electrification Ltd.

As the Electrification Programme Development Director, working on the South Wales Mainline, his role is focused on the development and implementation of the necessary systems, infrastructure and supply chain to support the successful delivery of the Programme.

David has previously worked in the Nuclear New Build, Nuclear Decommissioning, Highways and Rail Sectors in the UK and Middle East.

John Skentelbery

John Skentelbery

John Skentelbery is a Programme Director employed by Costain Ltd in the Rail Sector and seconded to ABC Electrification Ltd. He is currently working on the South Wales Mainline, as Tunnels operations Director.

His role is focused on the design, procurement, installation and handover of the electrification equipment in numerous tunnels on the electrification programme including the Severn, Patchway, and Newport Tunnels.

John was previously Project Director for Harbour Way, the Port Talbot peripheral distributer road built for Neath Port Talbot CBC.

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