ElecLink Construction Train Contract
Clayton Equipment is pleased to announce that a significant contract has been awarded for the design, manufacture and commissioning of a specialist construction train for use on the prestigious £490m ElecLink project, on behalf of the leading international infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty.
The new ElecLink electricity connection between Britain and France will provide greater access to the continental electricity market, and help to reduce consumer bills as electricity can be flexibly imported and exported to take advantage of cheaper prices.
The project will run through the Channel Tunnel between Sellindge in the UK and Les Mandarins in France. It will have the capacity to power up to 2 million homes and provide further resilience for Britain’s electricity supply.
Designed to fit onto existing main line railway wagons, the 24 off, 20-metre-long work platforms with integrated systems, will assist in the installation of high voltage cables along the tunnel wall. Delivery will begin early in 2017, and continue until final commissioning later in the year. Numerous unique and innovative features designed by Clayton Equipment in partnership with Balfour Beatty, have enabled a zero emission, high productivity solution.