Irish Rail has confirmed that they have awarded LH Group Services, part of Wabtec Faiveley UK, a contract for the maintenance of the 256 MTU R83 power packs which are fitted to the Class 22000 fleet of trains.
The contract is worth £40m (45 million euros) and begins in January 2021, running for a five-year period.
LH Group has worked with Irish Rail for ten years and has developed a unique service thanks to working with the operator.
The initial major contract was signed in July 2013 and was for five years with an option for a
a further two-year extension which was taken up by Irish Rail.
Scott Mackay, Managing Director – LH Group Services comments: “We were aware there was
significant competition for this contract and, as such, the overall bid by LH Group Services was
both competitive and well-structured in order to meet the customer’s needs. Good relationships
at all levels pay dividends to both sides, and we look forward to continuing with the success
Andy Derbyshire, Group Managing Director – Wabtec Faiveley UK comments “It is a fantastic
opportunity for Wabtec Faiveley UK and our LH Group Services business. We have a long-established
relationship with Irish Rail and it is great news that we will be continuing this
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