Acton Central – Willesden substation
Network Rail, Giffen Group
OCL was recommended and requested to carry out this urgent Network Rail project in light of our ability to supply the required install teams within the limited timescales and our ability to maintain high standards within tight deadlines at the correct price.
This project incorporated the requirement to install over 3,000 meters of a complete new line of route using a combination of elevated GRP trough fixed to metal posts in concrete foundations, c.1.7 and c.1.9 concrete trough at ground level, large fibre optic and HV jointing bays in associated areas and the install of bespoke transitions between the raised GRP routes and ground level routes integrating many large jointing areas.
As part of this project, OCL successfully carried out works on a number of other additional variations to the design, including UTXs, buried flexi duct routes and ballast board installations.
OCL was faced with, and overcome, a number of in-depth challenges in achieving target dates on this project due to some extreme ground conditions and obstructions in route which meant a number of design changes along the way involving complex areas.
For the duration of this project, OCL was able to immediately adapt and overcome issues at all times upon the Client’s up-to-date information and instruction, whilst also being able to offer additional support in the supply of services from our recruitment division for the supply of extra labour for other works associated with this project.
Our management staff was on hand and available at all times when required by the Client to aide with information and communicate with suppliers on matters concerning bespoke redesign, including fabrications of transitional steel work and other associated methodologies.
OCL personnel were able to successfully incorporate a number of planned possessions in and around the OLE sections on this project to suit the Client’s exact requirements and possession times in order to achieve the delivery of a successful project.
Breakdown of works carried out by OCL:
- Project manager x 1
- Site managers x 1
- COSS x 2
- Operatives x 14
- Compliance manager-HSE auditor x 1
OCL have carried out many civils and electrical projects for myself for over the past 10 years within the rail sector. They deliver what is required when needed and are trustworthy therefore I have no problem in recommending them.
I would like to thank all at OCL for a great job carried out by your staff over the 52 hour week end possession at Hockley station. The Pre planning meetings and OCL's early engagement with Braybrook really helped the smooth delivery of this project. A very professional job was done right first time, with no snags, we certainly look forward to using OCL in collaboration on future projects.
OCL Rail in conjunction with the Giffen Group carried out a number of varied installation projects at Neasden Depot the quality of their work and collaborative approach contributed greatly to the success in delivery of the projects involved with NDUP. I would have no hesitation in recommending OCL Rail for future works.
I have used OCL for over 8 years now not only as a labour agency but also carrying out contracted price work for the Giffen Group, I have always been extremely pleased with not only the efficiency of their service but the quality of their work.
I have worked with OCL Group on several rail projects. I have been very impressed by their professional, customer orientated approach to all aspects of works. They are a contractor who consistently deliver a high quality end product at a competitive price with attention to detail and I would not hesitate to recommend OCL Group for rail related projects.