Houghton International continues business expansion with multi-million pound GWR win

HST AlternatorsWe have secured a two year contract with Great Western Railway for the overhaul and repair of alternators for its high speed trains.

The repair contract, which began this month, will see Houghton International expand into a new operations facility and invest in new machinery to service the increased work load.

Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, commented: “Following a competitive tender process we are delighted to have been awarded the contract to repair and overhaul the HST alternators for GWR.

“We have significant experience in this area, having carried out a repair for GWR last year which led to improved performance of the alternator.

“To deliver the contract we will be expanding into new premises, investing in new machinery and expanding the range of services we offer to the rail industry.”

The multi million pound repair and maintenance contract will see 108 alternators being overhauled over a two year period.

Throughout the course of the contract we will work closely with German engine manufacturer MTU, who secured the contact to overhaul the engines that work alongside the alternators.

Houghton International specialises in the repair, maintenance and life extension of electrical mechanical assets servicing a broad range of sectors including power generation, renewables, industrial, water, oil and gas, marine and rail. Having worked in the Rail industry upwards of 10 years, we are now looking to expand the range of specialist services we offers customers, focusing on innovation to solve issues and improve performance of electro mechanical machines.

For more information on this or any of the other rail services we offer contact Chris Robson, Sales and Marketing Director on chris.robson@houghton-international.com or call 0191 234 3000.