Amey powers ahead with £120M contract

Amey powers ahead with £120M contract

Amey has been awarded overhead power line contracts worth £120 million by electricity distributor Western Power Distribution (WPD).

 

The work has been awarded under several framework agreements, totalling £24 million a year over five years. Amey will refurbish and renew 92,000 kilometres of overhead power lines across the WPD network which covers the south west, south Wales and Midlands regions.

 

WPD’s network is the single largest in the UK, providing electricity to 7.8 million customers. The contract award continues an already existing relationship with power line services supplier Enterprise which Amey acquired in April this year. Enterprise has been working for WPD on various parts of its network since 2003.

 

Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “We are delighted to have been selected by WPD to deliver overhead line renewal across the south west, south Wales and the Midlands region. Its latest partnership with WPD builds on a successful period for Amey across the utilities sector and we are pleased that the utilities proposition formed off the back of our Enterprise acquisition earlier this year has been received so positively by our customers.”

 

Bristol headquartered WPD is the trading name of three electricity distribution companies, WPD South West, WPD South Wales and WPD Midlands. Its network consists of 221,000 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables and it maintains 185,000 substations. 

 

Photo: Trevor Rickard

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