Crossrail announced the shortlist for the GBP 400M (USD 641M) major tunnel fit-out services contract, C610.

The bidding parties were: Altsom Transport-TSO-Costain JV; Balfour Beatty Rail; BAM Nuttall-Ferrovial Agroman-Kier Construction JV; Laing O’Rourke-Volker Rail JV and a JV of Rhomberg Bahntechnik-Alpine-FCC Construccion.

A Crossrail spokesman said, “Work will include the installation of over 40km of track, overhead electric conductor rails, as well as ventilation and drainage systems. The tunnels will also require over 50 ventilation fans, 40km of walkways, 60 drainage pumps, 30km of fire mains as well as lighting throughout the entire length.”

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail programme director added, “Tunnel fit-out will be one of the largest contracts to be let by Crossrail. The contract will be awarded in early 2013, providing the chosen contractor with sufficient time to undertake detailed design and planning before fit-out work commences in 2014.”