The Swansea Maliphant site is a combination of operational, disused and derelict sidings. This JBA contract involved providing project management tools and processes to support VolkerFitzpatick in redeveloping the site completely to provide a new depot and stabling for a new fleet of Hitachi trains.
The depot in Maliphant, Swansea, is one of three depots selected by Hitachi to house its new fleet of long-distance intercity express trains that will operate on the Great Western Mainline (GWML). This depot will support new trains entering service in 2017 and provide cleaning and overnight parking for up to eight trains.
The Maliphant site is currently operational. The works are therefore being undertaken in phases to ensure there is no disruption to First Great Western’s services operating from the site.
The new facilities include an inspection building, train washing facilities, controlled emission toilet pump room and fuel farm pump room. In order to complete the works, existing track and stabling areas are being cleared;including workshop areas.
The existing mainline connections are being retained with new access tracks and stabling sidings being installed to suit the new depot’s operations. The depot is also being future proofed through the installation of overhead line equipment along all the operational tracks.
In addition to the new depot and support buildings VolkerFitzpatrick are also upgrading the site’s utility services. These new services will provide fuelling and tanking for train sets and facilities for emptying toilet tanks to the foul sewer. Externally, the internal roadways, walking routes and car parks are also being refurbished. This project won the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management 2014 award in recognition of the innovative remediation of over 16,000 tonnes of excavated materials. A variety of treatment methods were used from innovative E-Clay® technology through to segregating and screening to generate engineering backfill for reuse on site.
JBA achieved a reduction in planned and unplanned work hours between ship 1 and ship 2 in the structures area of 40-45% as opposed to the business expectations of 25%. This reduced the production time from 7 weeks to 4 weeks bringing the milestone payment back on schedule.
JBA set up a modern, state-of-the-art control centre that coordinated our response to incidents in service, failures and provided a route to short-term mitigations and long-term solutions to prevent re-occurrence. We also for once had a real time visibility of our resources and the competence of staff.
With the assistance of JBA, we managed to resolve recurring issues, resulting in reducing financial penalties to our customers by 3.6 million year on year.
Having the knowledge of what to do should a risk occur, as opposed to losing valuable time in crisis management proved invaluable in ensuring the Program was delivered on time and to budget - a fantastic system which we will continue to use.
The results go to show that JBA achieved their project brief very successfully...Excellent communication and involvement throughout the process.
In my 35 years of working for New York City Transit, JBA are the first consultants who truly understood our business, implemented real change and delivered sustainable results.
JBA were a valuable part of 2008 Formula 1 World Championship winning team.
The railway operator set a deadline to find a solution within 3 months. The solution was identified and implemented on the fleet within 6 weeks. JBA were able to integrate technical and organisational expertise to exceed customer expectations.
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Initially to provide hands-on consultancy services primarily within the rail industry, the primary clients being London Underground (LUL), Network Rail, Metro trains Melbourne, Sydney Trains, Bombardier Transportation, Metronet Rail, BVT Surface Fleet and BAE Surface Ships , where a variety of roles were undertaken from interim operation management, supply chain management, engineering management to COO and Vice President of Operations Performance.
Currently JBA are working with various Rail Organizations in the US to devise methods of consultant support to improve their business performance. JBA Change Management Corporation (North America) was set up June 2017 to establish a firm base for all contracts in the US going forward and to provide a presence in the North American market.
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