Costain in the spotlight
It’s fair to say that the rail industry relies on private engineering companies, and for good reason. Without them the infrastructure work on even the most minor projects simply wouldn’t happen and the mission to overhaul the Victorian-era infrastructure would hit the buffers. So it's great news that SmartRail World managed to feature Costain, one of the infrastructure solutions companies working on the front line of the UK's two largest projects – HS2 and Crossrail – for the latest 5 Minutes With…
The UK's energy sector faces significant challenges with the proliferation of new technology, shifting consumer expectations, sustainability targets and regulatory uncertainty. So how is the supply chain adapting to meet the changing needs of clients and the wider industry? Costain's Cameron Tonkin - sector director, power - speaks to Network.
Data allows us to understand depreciation, asset health, how the asset is used, how frequently the asset is used and how and when it should be maintained writes Kim Faithful-Wright, a technology BDM at Costain and Phil Proctor, an operations manager at Costain in the power sector.
AMP6 began just over a year ago, and for us as a partner on three AMP6 frameworks, it has been a good yet challenging year. The move towards “totex” and the 20% efficiency challenge means many of the water companies have got new outcome delivery models. Every company has a different strategy to drive efficiencies: some have been out of the blocks quickly and are delivering early; while others have used the first year to develop the best way to work together.
What more is there to write about Thameslink? The project will forever change rail travel through central London for the better, transforming one of the capital’s busiest interchanges and helping to develop the next generation of signalling technology.