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Octavius selected as Network Rail Southern region’s E&P delivery partner 2024-2034

February 21, 2023

Leading transport infrastructure provider Octavius has been appointed to deliver the Electrification and Plant element of Network Rail’s new Southern Integrated Delivery (SID) business partnership.

Covering both Network Rail’s Control Period 7 (CP7) and Control Period 8 (CP8), the SID is a fully integrated team based on ‘Project 13‘ principles comprising all categories of railway assets: Signalling, Track, Buildings & Civils (B&C), E&P and Minor Works with an estimated total value of £9bn over the next 10 years. The development phase commences immediately with the CP7 period going live in April 2024.

Octavius has an enviable track record of delivering building, civil engineering and electrification schemes with its capability, technical competence and collaborative behaviours developed over 30 years’ experience of working with Network Rail. It is currently the delivery partner on the Wessex Route (One Team Wessex) and was recently awarded the Stations & Buildings work contract for Network Rail’s Wales & Western Region in CP7.

Commenting on the award John Dowsett, CEO Octavius said:

“We are delighted to build on the strong relationships that we have developed within the Southern Region over the last 30 years; deepening this level of collaboration even further in the SID, by forming an exciting new Project 13 based alliance with Network Rail, our partners and our ecosystem. This award recognises the expertise that we have developed in expanding our infrastructure transport solutions to safely delivering electrification outcomes that are centred on putting passengers first.”

To find out more about Octavius and our previous projects, take a look at our case studiesresource centre or contact Mike Todd (

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