17 Oct 2019
Opportunities for local businesses to build South Wales Metro
Transport for Wales are offering opportunities for local businesses to work in partnership with Alun Griffiths Ltd. to deliver the South Wales Metro.
A Meet the Buyer event for local suppliers will be held at Taff’s Well RFC on 23 October, between 09:00 and 17:00, for some of the key projects in the development of the Metro.
At the drop-in event, suppliers will have the opportunity to meet members of the delivery team, discuss opportunities and complete training with Business Wales.
This is a major opportunity for suppliers to get involved in the £738 million transformation of the South Wales Metro, which has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.
This will include the new £100 million tram-train depot and control centre in Taff’s Well, and the construction and upgrading of Metro stations. A wide range of opportunities are available, from installing WiFi, CCTV, lifts and fire alarms, to plumbing, piling and building toilet facilities.
The work at stations will be spread across the lines from Cardiff to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton. TfW and Griffiths are preparing the railway for innovative new rolling stock, a high-frequency ‘turn-up-and-go’ service and better integration between modes of transport, to create a world-class transport network which the people of South Wales can be proud of.
James Price, CEO of Transport for Wales, said:
“I’m delighted that in partnership with Alun Griffiths Ltd, we are offering these significant opportunities for the local business community to get involved in the building of the South Wales Metro.
“At TfW, we’re committed to sustainable and ethical procurement. This includes ensuring that we create opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises to play a role in the once-in-a-generation project to transform the public transport network of South Wales.
“I’m confident this will provide a significant boost to the development of the local economy, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable development and the Well-being of Future Generations Act.”
Shaun Thompson, Rail Director for Alun Griffiths Ltd added:
“As a Welsh based civil engineering company, we are proud to be working with TfW and involved in these prestigious projects. Both will deliver significant, local economic benefits and create opportunities for Welsh SMEs and job seekers alike in South Wales.”
Notes to editors
Brickwork – cladding to internal face of L-Units at Taffs Well
Concrete floor specialists
Crane suppliers (road and rail)
Door/window fixture and fittings/security suit
Fire alarm system
Gaseous fire suppression
Hard and soft landscaping
Heating and ventilation
M&E/lighting/DNO (power to station)
Major steelwork – footbridges/ramps/support structures/sheet piles
Mechanical and Electrical supply and installation
Painting and Decorating
PID – passenger information systems
Plater work/Skim coat
Platform systems/or materials (for self-install)
Pre-cast concrete – L-Units (possibly at both sites) and bridge beams (Gelynis)
Public Address Systems
Solar Panel supply and install
Steelwork fabrication / erection