USA: ENSCO has been awarded a $571m contract to provide research and development, testing, engineering and training services at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

The contract includes a five-year base period and three options each for a further five years. Transition of the operations, maintenance and research programmes from the Department of Transportation to ENSCO will be completed by October 2022.

‘ENSCO looks forward to supporting FRA’s vision for the Transportation Technology Center’, said the company’s President Boris Nejikovsky. ‘We have assembled an incredible team of industry and university research, safety, technology, testing and training entities to serve the needs of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation and the surface transportation industry.

‘We are excited to support the many site stakeholders, including the Association of American Railroads and its members, to continue the important railroad research occurring at the centre today and to expand the capabilities of the site to other modes of transportation with this robust team. ENSCO also looks forward to supporting the Pueblo economy by partnering with local leadership, universities and business, attracting visitors who participate in site activities and recruiting top technical talent to the area.’