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Electrifying Deal - £15m Contract Awarded to Adey Steel

5th August 2014

Adey Steel Ltd is delighted to have been awarded a contract to supply Network Rail with fabricated overhead line electrification structures for the Great Western Electrification programme (GWEp).

The contract is worth £15m and is expected to provide work for the business through to 2017. As a result Adey Steel will look to increase capacity at its production facility by recruiting additional fabricators and welders and by investing in hi-tech equipment and machinery to assist in the efficient delivery of the works to the Network Rail project teams.

Adey Group Managing Director Andrew Adey commented “the opportunity to work with Network Rail on such a large scale infrastructure projects as GWEp is hugely exciting to our business and provides the grounding for growth after a challenging five years within the construction industry”.

The contract confirms Adey Steel’s growing presence in the Rail Sector, one which it plans to continue to focus on as increasing investment is made into the UK national rail infrastructure. The programme of investment in the Great Western Main Line will enable new energy efficient trains to run on a modern infrastructure, providing a bright future for the national railway.