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Geotechnical contracts update

This month's list of contracts involving geotechnical work contains the top UK railway projects (by value) where a geotechnical category code was identified and where the project moved to tender or from tender to main contract award during the last two months.

Projects are listed in descending order of total project value.

The information is provided by Emap's construction market intelligence division, Glenigan.

The company has more than 100,000 live projects involving more than 500,000 active companies, making it the largest construction database in the UK.

The opportunities listed below represent a small part of the construction intelligence available through Glenigan's national planning and construction database.

For more information, including contact details, site address and contract information, telephone the Glenigan Research hotline on 0891 633 257 (calls charged at £1 per minute).

More information about Glenigan's services can be obtained free on 0800 373 771 or click on to www.glenigan.com for a free trial.

Infrastructure maintenance, West Midlands & Chilterns, Birmingham Railtrack Project Delivery Project value: £560M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: April 2001 01187600

Metrolink, Manchester to Rochdale, Manchester GMPTE Project value: £513M Contract stage: Tender invited Start: Autumn 2002 93214714

Rail route, East to West Coast, Bedford GB Railways Project value: £250M Contract stage: Preferred bidder appointed Start: Winter 2002 00487312

Civil & ancillary works, Dagenham Union Railways (North) Project value: £150M Contract stage: Tender invited Start: Spring 2002 01025601

Tunnels, London West Portal - Stratford, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £145M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: July 2002 00403287

Tunnels, Swanscombe To Thurrock Union Railways (North) Project value: £130M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start:2003 96454128

Civil & building works, St Pancras, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £125M Contract stage: Tender invited Start: Early 2002 97185281

Tunnels, Stratford to Barrington Road, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £120M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Autumn 2002 00403295

Docklands Light Railway Extension, Canning Town to London Airport, London Docklands Light Railway Project value: £116M Contract stage: Tender invited Start: February 2002 00478920

Tunnels, Barrington Road to Ripple Lane, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £115M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Summer 2001 96454125

Railway enabling works, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £107M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Autumn 2001 97185277

Tunnels, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £105M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Mid 2001 96454143

Railway station, Blackfriars Station, London Thameslink 2000 Project value: £90M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Early 2002 00152181

Railway refurbishment, Rhymney Valley, Rhymney Railtrack Great Western Zone Project value: £20M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Winter 2001 98091719

Civil works, Chichester Railtrack Major Projects Division Project value: £15M Contract stage: Tenders returned 00491675

Advanced works, St Pancras, London Union Railways (North) Project value: £11.5M Contract stage: Contract awarded Start: Summer 2001 00340036

Rail freight terminal infrastructure, Felixstowe Port Felixstowe Dock & Railway Co (Port of Felixstowe) Project value: £9M Contract stage: Applications to tender Start:2002 00162494

Passenger rail link, Edinburgh Crossrail Edinburgh City Council Project value: £5M Contract stage: Tenders returned Start: April 2001 00330196

Rail sidings, Port of Immingham, Grimsby Associated British Ports Project value: £1M Contract stage: Applications to tender Start: Late 2001 01025621

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