World rail infrastructure market – June 2019

first_imgAustralia: Arc Infrastructure has awarded Dixon Construction a A$2m contract for the development of a depot in Kalgoorlie, including offices, a maintenance shed and a washing plant. Rio Tinto Iron Ore has awarded Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corp subsidiary Yurra a A$20m five-year contract for infrastructure maintenance on its Pilbara network. ‘Through ongoing contract opportunities we will continue to push the boundaries to improve and raise the living standards of indigenous peoples of the region’, said YAC CEO Michael Woodley. Belarus: BC has awarded AŽD Praha a KC20m contract to supply signalling equipment including its ABE-1-BC electronic automatic block system for the modernisation of the Zlobin – Kalinkovicy – Slovecno line, and a KC270m contract to supply an ESA 44-BC interlocking, ABE-1-BC signalling and diagnostic systems for the Kalinkovicy area. The Czech company will work with local partner BETZ. Belgium: Infrabel has awarded Kapsch CarrierCom a 15-year framework agreement for the migration of its GSM-R network from R99/TDM to R4/VoIP and the provision of 12 years of maintenance. This is intended to provide the functionality and resilience for ETCS Level 2 over GPRS. China: Vossloh Fastening Systems has won a €40m order to supply rail fastenings for the Hangzhou – Taizhou high speed line in 2019-20. Czech Republic: SŽDC has awarded a consortium of Strabag Rail, Eurovia CS and Metrostav a contract to upgrade one of the last non-modernised sections of Corridor 4 Praha – České Budějovice. The sinuous single-track section between Soběslav and Doubí u Tábora will be replaced by a new 8·8 km double-track alignment suitable for 160 km/h, with two flyovers, a 370 m tunnel, 12 bridges and no level crossings, reducing the distance by 750 m. A halt at Myslkovice will replace the one at Roudná. The contract is worth KC3·87bn, of which EU may contribute up to 83% of the cost. Completion is due for April 2023. SŽDC has awarded Eurovia CS, GJW Praha and EŽ Praha a KC1·47bn contract to upgrade the 8.4 km Lysá nad Labem – Čelákovice double-track line, including a replacing the bridge over the River Labe to increase clearances above water level. India: National Capital Regional Transport Corp has awarded Ayesa an engineering design contract covering four stations of the regional express rail network planned to serve the Delhi area. Israel: AŽD Praha has signed a three-year framework for the supply of turnout monitoring equipment. Italy: RFI has awarded Vossloh a €25m two-year framework for the supply of high speed turnout components. Philippines: A consortium of Sumitomo Corp, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and TES Philippines began work on May 1 to return Manila metro Line 3 to its design capacity and improve safety. The scope includes repairs to track, catenary, signalling and rolling stock. The ¥35·5bn contract was awarded in January. Sweden: Vossloh has agreed a framework deal for the supply of turnout components to Trafikverket over four years. Two options for extensions of two years could take the contract value to €75m. Trafikverket has awarded Railcare a framework agreement for track works which is valid for two years with an option for a further two years. UK: Network Rail has appointed Atkins, Atos IT Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Capita Business Services, Cognizant Worldwide, Deloitte, DXC, Fujitsu, Resonate Group and a consortium of EY and Capgemini to its IT Solution delivery framework. This covers the provision of specialist IT support for operational and corporate activities, and is worth an estimated £605m over five years Network Rail has awarded six Signalling & Telecoms framework contracts: London NW (VolkerRail, £150m – £250m); Anglia, South East and Wessex (Atkins, £150m – £250m); London NE (Linbrooke Services £100 – £200m), Scotland (Babcock Rail, £100m – £200m), Western (Colas Rail, £50m – £125m), Wales (Siemens Mobility, £25 – £100m). These cover stand-alone level crossing works, major telecoms and related civil works in 2019-24. USA: Virgin Trains USA has appointed RailWorks, Stacy & Witbeck and Herzog to undertake infrastructure works on the extension from West Palm Beach to Orlando Airport. Georgia Port Authority has selected RailComm to provide a yard management system to enable 83 turnouts and 38 powered derailer devices to be controlled from a central office or touchscreen kiosks at the Port of Savannah. RailWorks is to supply track to the Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail project.last_img read more


Abraham: Terry can help galvanise Villa

first_imgSee also:Chelsea’s Ampadu picks up injury in Wales gameHazard insists he will not push for a move from ChelseaO’Kelly to join Smith at Aston VillaHazard says he could spend rest of his career at ChelseaAmpadu injury is ‘serious’, says Chelsea boss SarriFive Chelsea youngsters play as England Under-21s beat ScotlandChelsea’s Giroud sets the record straight on Marseille linkAbraham spoke to Brentford star about new boss SmithNo Chelsea return for Bakayoko – agentNew boss Frank sets out his vision for Brentford John Terry will work alongside boss Dean Smith and fellow assistant Richard O’Kelly at Aston Villa. [Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]Tammy Abraham has backed John Terry to help galvanise Aston Villa.AdChoices广告The on-loan Chelsea striker knows Terry well from their time at Stamford Bridge.Terry has been appointed joint assistant head coach – along with Richard O’Kelly – to new boss Dean Smith at Villa Park.The former England captain played for Villa last season, as they lost the Championship play-off final to Fulham, and announced his retirement earlier this month with Abraham confident of his abilities in the dugout.Abraham said: “Everyone sees him as a leader, he was a great captain and great player.“The way he was on and off the pitch, he was always a leader. A lot of players will look up to him.“Hopefully one day we’ll be seeing him as a first-team manager. He’s got all the qualities to become one.“He was always so calm and relaxed, he would always encourage but you’d never see him angry. I’d like to see how he is as a manager too!Terry joined Villa after leaving Chelsea last year“When he retired I sent him a nice message and said congrats on retirement and that was the last time we spoke. The next thing I know he’s the assistant manager.“Even with Chelsea, when I went up to the first team he always welcomed me and took me under his arm.“I’ve been close to him ever since, before the start of the season he called me and spoke to me about Villa.“He said how much he enjoyed it and said it would be a good club for me. Now we’re working together, it’s a funny thing.”Villa have won just once in their last 11 games in all competitions with Smith’s first match at home to Swansea on Saturday.Boyhood Villa fan Smith signed a two-and-a-half-year deal after arriving from Brentford last week, replacing the sacked Steve Bruce. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Deadpool giving the suit off his back for cancer charity contest

first_imgOmaze.com(LOS ANGELES) — Ryan Reynolds’ comic alter-ego Deadpool is giving a lucky fan the super-suit off his back as part of a cancer fundraiser from the charity site Omaze.During the FX premiere of the first Deadpool movie on Tuesday night, the “Merc with the Mouth” showed off a special pink version of his normally red suit, telling fans it could be theirs for the taking just for donating to the fundraising platform, which is raising money for the charity F*** Cancer.The fight against the disease is “very close” to the character: his origin story had him undergo an experimental cancer treatment that scarred his body — but gave him healing powers that killed the disease.As in all Omaze campaigns, a minimum donation can score you all sorts of goodies, including the grand prize: the very pink version of the Deadpool suit.“What you do from there is limited by your own imagination,” DP notes. “Will you add it to your weekly wardrobe rotation? Does it become a colorful addition to your S&M dungeon? Or will you simply nail it to a post in order to scare away birds, children, and the elderly.”“This is one fight where everyone can be a hero. No super powers, capes, or lame CG costumes needed,” he quips.Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more