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Network Rail Earthworks Monitoring Framework Announced

Wed, Mar, 4th, 2015

The National Framework Contract for an Earthworks Monitoring System, released recently by Network Rail has now been announced with Findlay Irvine Ltd the successful bidder.  The Framework Contract is for an initial 100 sites, with a further 150 sites to follow across the United Kingdom.  

Findlay Irvine’s successful bid centres on a new innovative system that is a market first.  Each system consists of multiple Wireless Tilt Sensors which monitor movement in embankments.  As a slip occurs the Wireless Tilt Sensors send a signal to Findlay Irvine’s pioneering, new solar powered Data Logger which activates onsite Day/Night IR Cameras sending all the data and images back to an online Bureau that triggers alarms to inform Network Rail Engineers of the occurring earth slippage.

Mike Mustard, Business Development Manager from Findlay Irvine stated “we are delighted to have been chosen by Network Rail to provide this incredible and innovative Earthworks Monitoring System.  It is a significant contract for Findlay Irvine and once again provides us with the opportunity to work closely with Network Rail in providing a world first project for rail.”