Instrumentation and monitoring for Crossrail will now be undertaken by solely by Soldata after Itmsoil’s contract on the new London rail scheme was cancelled by the infrastructure developer.
“The C701 contract with itmsoil was terminated as a result of their failure to meet their contractual obligations with Crossrail Limited,” a Crossrail spokesperson told GE. “Crossrail has appointed Soldata to undertake certain instrumentation and monitoring services and to oversee the asset monitoring network.”
Crossrail has said that Soldata has been appointed under the C704 contract, which is believed to not directly replace C701 as Crossrail has confirmed that it will perform certain other services through its in-house resources. Soldata has confirmed that it was appointed to undertake C704 last year but the “scope has increased dramatically since then”.
Crossrail has said that C701 was the only contract it held with Itmsoil, however both Soldata and Itmsoil hold contracts with some of the main contractors working for Crossrail.
The confirmation of cancellation of Itmsoil’s contract with Crossrail Limited follows on from news that Itmsoil was rescued from receivership last week by a refinancing package by Rcapital.