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The Ottawa Confederation Line will provide a Light Rail Transit (LRT) service through 12.5-kilometres including a 2.5km mined tunnel beneath downtown Ottawa and a LRT Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) with thirteen stations. 

This would support the operation of the new (S7 and S8) rolling stock and deliver targeted improvements in the performance of the Sub Surface Railway. The deliverable would form the basis of an ITT on which suppliers were asked to bid in a procurement, valued initially at £650m.

Three stations are located in the underground section and a further three stations integrate with the Bus Rapid Transit system. The Confederation Line will also link with the north-south running O-Train.

In 2017, SEMP was engaged by the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project to provide an assessment of Systems Engineering on the project. Subsequently, SEMP has been awarded further major packages of work and is now responsible for delivering the entire scope of Systems Engineering on the programme. 

Currently we are supporting the Confederation Line Project in;

  • Defining the Engineering lifecycle, including associated engineering strategies, plans and processes

  • Creation and management of the Integrated Hazard Log.

  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability analysis

  • Elicitation and capture of Confederation Line requirements for the whole Railway and each of the Geographic and Line-of-Route Systems

  • Verification & Validation coupled with Compliance Management

  • Developing the Assurance Case for the whole Railway and each of the Geographic and Line-of-Route Systems

  • Engineering maturity and status assessment at programme and constituent project level

  • Provision of Systems Engineering governance

  • Representation of Confederation Line Project at numerous forums with the City of Ottawa, the appointed Safety Auditor and the appointed Independent Certifier

  • Developing the Safety Case for the whole Railway and each of the Geographic and Line-of-Route Systems

 

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