Balfour Beatty to renovate five overhead lines in England

WCN Editorial Team 24 Apr 2017 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Balfour Beatty secured a new contract from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to design and renovate five 132kV overhead lines across Southern England.

The refurbishment will replace parts of the network that are coming to the end of their working life, making it more robust and resilient and minimising the risk of power cuts for customers in the area.

Balfour Beatty’s power transmission & distribution business will oversee the delivery of wayleaves, undergrounding and undercrossings, temporary works, including scaffolding, and access works for the project. The firm’s scope of work also includes steelwork, foundation and conductor revamp across all five lines.

The company will leverage its Catenary Support System to mitigate interface risk and project costs.

Ian Currie, managing director of Balfour Beatty power transmission & distribution business, said: “We have significant experience in delivering projects of this complexity. Our innovative methodologies will ensure that we can mitigate any technical challenges effectively, while providing a cost effective workable solution.”

Pre-construction works are expected to commence in 2017 and be completed in 2018.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

* Image: Tower refurbishment activities completed in Corby.

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