WJ Project Services has worked alongside a wide range of companies on exciting new projects throughout the UK. From commissioning to testing, we offer high-quality services from experienced technicians who are dedicated to making your project a reality. The electrification of Britain's railways is as important to us as it is to you, and our specialist knowledge in the field, as well as our extensive experience with both AC and DC high and low voltage projects, places us in the perfect position to assist. We have a vast portfolio including some of the most prestigious and innovative upgrades, testing and new installations. From whole new substations and overhead line testing to autotransformer upgrades and computerised configuration updates, WJ Project Services has done it all.
No job is too big or too small at WJ Project Services and having worked on a vast number of jobs along the UK railway, including the Autotransformer upgrade projects and the electrification of the West Coast and North West railway line routes, we have experience in meticulous planning and flawless execution.
As specialists in rail electrification commissioning and testing, we do everything from overhead line testing, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) testing and short circuit testing to the installation of overhead lines, substations, switchboards and auxiliary equipment upgrades, replacements or overhauls to ensure the smooth running of systems on a long-term basis.
Tested to full safety requirements in line with Network Rail procedures and requirements, our services give our customers peace of mind that they will have a project done on time and to the highest level of quality.
We can create commissioning schedules based on work needed, including all testing leading up to the service of a system already in place, as well as full testing documentations. Our team is experienced in working as a unit to ensure that all work is performed promptly with minimal downtime or issues.
Having worked on a great number of past projects within the rail sector, WJ Project Services are best placed to carry out briefs all across the country for electrification, testing and equipment or substation commissioning.
Our Level A, B, C and D engineers have worked on the North West Electrification programme, the Great Western Mainline electrification programme and many more. From the big to the small, our team has undertaken projects involving the full transformation of non-electrified lines to electrified lines with overhead cables, to the commissioning of substations or simply the replacement of specific equipment.
Take a look through the technical specifications of our award-winning project involvements to see more about the kind of things we do here at WJ Project Services.
Reading Train Care Depot
NPs at the depot were having to walk 400m+ each time an electrified road within the Shed needed to be isolated and earthed at both ends. With more than 10 OLE switching operations a day, the existing system had significantly increased workloads.
Maidenhead to Bristol Parkway. Reading to Newbury. Wootton Bassett to Chippenham.
The project works to date has involved electrifying the Great Western Mainline. This has been achieved with the installation of 1000 miles plus of wire and 9,500 foundations and 21 new 25kV HV substations.
Network Rail / Siemens
East Coast Main Line between Wood Green and Bawtry
The existing traction loads on the system were substantial and the system was already working at capacity. System reinforcement was required to enable enhancement of train services including the IEP and Thameslink trains.
Network Rail / Volker Rail
Preston Fylde Junction to Blackpool North
As part of the North West Electrification Programme (NWEP), the route between Preston and Blackpool North (Phase 3) had been identified for electrification with the installation of new 25kV AC overhead line equipment (OLE).
Siemens / Network Rail / Balfour Beatty
West Coast Mainline, Chat Moss route. Willow Park & Ordsall Lane
Network Rail North West Electrification undertook a large scale investment project to electrify the Liverpool / Manchester line. Our involvement included test and commissioning 2 HV Siemens 8DA12 GIS Auto Transformer Substations at Newton Le Willows.
Power Upgrade JV
West Coat Mainline (Various locations between Tamworth and Oxenholme)
Network Rail was undertaking a large scale investment project to upgrade the OHL Power Supply System. The project involved the installation of eight new Autotransformer GIS substations and carry out the conversion of an existing GECMK1 building.
First Engineering / Babcock Rail / Network Rail
Essex, Kent, Surrey
The existing GEC KC switchgear was 50 years old and with increasing power demands and less network outage availability for maintenance the metal clad switchgear was replaced with new Areva WSA GIV switchgear.
Babcock Rail / Network Rail
East Coast Mainline (York area)
The project involved the renewal of 21 new VMAG 25 high voltage circuit breakers and re-commissioning to ensure compatibility and correct tripping functionality.