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Firstco Ltd, 4 Celbridge Mews, LONDON, W2 6EU
Tel +44 (0) 207 034 0833; Web
26th July 2006
Firstco helps to extend Heathrow Express
BAA Heathrow Airport Ltd's Rail and Tunnels team selected Firstco, the
technical consultancy, project management and systems integration
specialists, to implement the Control & Communications systems for the
extension of the Heathrow Express rail service into the new Terminal 5
at Heathrow. This Terminal is scheduled to open in March 2008.
Firstco's six-strong project team is currently working on designing,
building and testing the PLC and SCADA systems that are used to control
the new Terminal 5 assets. These include extensions to the existing
Tunnel Control systems for Tunnel ventilation, fire, train information,
public address, CCTV and utilities.
The contract requires Firstco to hand over the new sub-systems
following factory acceptance testing. In addition, elements of the
system must meet SIL2 safety levels.
"Extending the Heathrow Express rail service to serve Terminal 5 has a
vital part to play in the further development of Heathrow as one of the
world's most important airports," said Bill Martin, Firstco's managing
director. "We_re delighted to have been chosen to help in developing
these facilities to a world class standard."
Notes for Editors:
Established in 1998, Firstco is now a major force in the areas of
technical consultancy, project management and systems integration.
Working in a range of industries - notably transport, especially rail
installations and airports; power and construction - Firstco
specialises in controls and communication solutions for assignments of
all sizes from buildings through to large scale infrastructure
Firstco's in-house team includes specialists in: electrical
engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, consulting,
project management and commissioning management.
Through its core services of consultancy, system delivery and project
management, Firstco provides its clients with a total solution - from
concept to commissioning and maintenance, based on collaboration and
integration with clients and partners.
Its mission is to advise, deliver and support high quality control and
communications solutions that improve transport and workplace
environments, create value for clients and make a positive difference
to their end users.
Firstco's approach is based on four core values:
Service Excellence - achieving client confidence by truly understanding
the business drivers and the project requirements, delivering the
agreed solution to plan, managing issues and communicating clearly and
regularly - while being easy to do business with and enjoyable to work
Integrity - applying professional and technical expertise to ensure the
right solution for the right reasons, as well as being open, honest and
fair in all of its dealings.
Teamwork - deploying the right blend of talent and experience to get
the job done, and integrating effectively with client and third party
personnel and activities.
Development - continually seeking to enhance its own capabilities and
processes, enabling it to remain innovative and challenging - and
sharing this with its clients.
Firstco's clients include: BAA Heathrow Airport Ltd; Esso Petroleum;
Heathrow Express Operating Company; London Underground Ltd; Standard
Life Assurance; Morgan Stanley; Arup Associates; Balfour Kilpatrick;
Landis & Gyr; London Electricity Services, and Transmanche Link.
Further information from:
David Blight / Rupert Exham, Firstco, 0207 034 0833;
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405