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

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

Due to changes introduced in the Autumn Budget, from autumn 2020, off-payroll working rules which have only been applicable to the public sector will be also implemented in the private sector as well. What this means, is that the end client (hiring manager) of a worker will now be in the position

Engineering in the UK: Outlook for 2019

Engineering in the UK: Outlook for 2019

Between 2015 till date, engineering has grown exponentially in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe as a whole. This growth in the range of a 6% rise in number of UK engineering enterprises within the past couple of years has gone on to prove just how relevant to the economy engineers and the science

Updates on the HS2 project

Updates on the HS2 project

In our modern world where a good transportation network and an effective communication system are two important factors necessary for the growth of any community, the need for more accessible cities which cater for these needs optimally while also taking into consideration, the economic side of

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.