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VOLKERRAIL SELECTED AS SOUTHERN INTEGRATED DELIVERY PARTNER
VolkerRail has been named by Network Rail as one of the successful alliance partners for its ten-year Southern Integrated Delivery portfolio for 2024-2034.
The four partners have been selected to join Network Rail’s Works Delivery team, and will form an innovative, performance-based alliance to deliver the Southern Region's renewals portfolio over the next ten years, estimated at up to £9bn.
VolkerRail has been selected to undertake track works. VolkerFitzpatrick – sister company to VolkerRail – will undertake buildings and civils, Octavius for electrification and plant, and Atkins for signalling.
The Southern Integrated Delivery portfolio will cover Control Period 7 (2024-2029) and Control Period 8 (2029-34). The alliance, known as Southern Integrated Delivery, or SID, will be part of a new enterprise model based on the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Project 13 principles*, developed following significant cross-industry consultation over the last two and a half years.
With the SID, the Southern Region seeks to make a transformational change in how renewals work is delivered, by merging the capabilities of Network Rail and its supply chain to develop an integrated and coordinated approach to delivery.
By tying efficiency savings found by partners to increasing the workbank, and linking profit to extra work delivered, the SID will make the best use of resources, maximise efficiencies and be collectively incentivised to deliver value for taxpayers and the right outcomes for passengers, freight and railway funders.