SELLA CONTROLS to deliver HS2 Enabling Works at Euston Station


Stockport, United Kingdom – Systems integration specialist SELLA CONTROLS is pleased to announce the contract award by Lowery Limited to supply its Tracklink® RTU products to support HS2 Enabling Works at Euston Station.

Lowery have been successfully delivering rail engineering projects since 1998 to Network Rail and the industry supply chain and are working closely with the main contractor for the works, Skanska.

With the impending construction of the new HS2 Terminus at Euston Station, existing equipment buildings need to be relocated to allow the clearing of the site to take place ahead of construction. As a result the existing Euston substation, used to feed the station power network, is to be relocated to a new substation building.

The contract covers the complete design, engineering, build, installation and commissioning of a Tracklink® RTU including its connection to the existing traction power SCADA system at Rugby ECR. Using the Network Rail accepted Tracklink® RTU solution, SELLA CONTROLS will be supplying a solution with a distributed architecture.

The new Euston SS RTU will be supplied with a master RTU controlling three slave remote modules installed in a number of substation buildings. In addition to this the RTU will have the ability to be controlled from either a local control panel or via an intelligent PLC delivering the auto reconfiguration of the power feeding arrangement in the event of a failure. These cabinets are interconnected via a fibre network providing diverse routing of control and indications for the substation.

Central to the Tracklink® RTU solution is a COTS based PLC supplied by Mitsubishi Electric. The Q Series PLC provides the RTU with its intelligence and control and consists of core processing (CPU), Communications and I/O Modules. The distributed architecture will use the Q Series CC-Link high speed network over the fibre to facilitate the connections between the cabinets.

Chris Elliott, SELLA CONTROLS’ Business Development Manager for Rail commented. “HS2 is the most prestigious rail project in the UK. The award of this contract by Lowery Limited is a great success for SELLA CONTROLS and we are proud to be part of these early stages of the project.”

Elliott added further. “The project also provides a key development milestone in the supply of our suite of Tracklink® products by introducing an alternative solution for substation control to the WCML. It will also provide the opportunity to further strengthen our working partnership with Lowery Limited.”

Lowery have a reputation for quality and service that goes back over 65 years. As a Principal Contractor, they undertake Signalling, Telecoms, HV, DC, LV electrical installations and civil engineering works of all types whilst continually responding to market changes and developments.

Mark Gubbins, Managing Director of Lowery Limited commented. “This is another high profile project that Lowery have teamed up with SELLA CONTROLS to deliver the SCADA element of this project, Lowery and SELLA CONTROLS will ensure the timely delivery of this challenging and important part of the High Speed 2 enabling works at Euston Station”.