SSE launches dedicated rail business

SSE launches dedicated rail business

SSE has expanded its service offering with the launch of a new dedicated rail business as it looks to capitalise on the UK’s booming rail sector.

SSE Enterprise Rail falls within SSE Enterprise, the company’s business services arm, and signals the company’s increasing focus on the rail sector.

The company has been formed with the aim to ‘Power Britain’s Railways’ and builds on the extensive experience and expertise SSE has built up in rail over the last 15 years.

Within that time the company has serviced a wide variety of rail industry clients through an extensive national network of depots, completing fixed price contracts and projects.

Heading up the newly formed rail business is newly appointed managing director Raj Sinha, who has held senior positions with some of the rail industry’s biggest names on some of the UK’s most challenging projects.

Sinha said: “Our ambition is to become the rail industry’s power partner of choice. I am confident that SSE can offer compelling propositions to the sector, particularly through innovative and collaborative ways of powering and funding major projects.”

Managing director of SSE Enterprise, Jim McPhillimy, added: “The timing is right for SSE to expand its capabilities in the rail sector and become a key provider of holistic electrification, power and mechanical and electrical services throughout the railway industry, fully capitalising on its strong partnerships.”

SSE Enterprise Rail, with expertise ranging from in-house design and commissioning capability to delivery and project close-out, can already list some of the industry leaders amongst its clients, including Network Rail, East Midlands Trains, First Great Western and South West Trains.