The project to replace an overhead electricity line in the north of Scotland and involves the construction of a single capacity 132v overhead transmission line which connects Beauly and Mossford stations in the Highlands.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has awarded global infrastructure services business, Balfour Beatty, the contract to replace an overhead electricity line in the north of Scotland.
The project involves the construction of a single capacity 132v overhead transmission line which connects Beauly and Mossford stations in the Highlands, whilst dismantling the two 16-mile long existing lines. The improvement programme is part of ongoing investment into the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland which has been fuelled by the growth of renewable generation.
Nigel Kirkby, Balfour Beatty’s Managing Director of Power Transmission and Distribution, said: “Power is an important strategic market for Balfour Beatty, both in the UK and internationally and we are delighted to be continuing our relationship with SHE Transmission through this important infrastructure project.
"Scotland offers many unique challenges to our operations, including inhospitable terrain, unpredictable weather conditions and sensitive environments. Our teams have a wealth of experience of working within these constraints whilst delivering other power projects in the area, and lessons learnt from these operations will be key in the successful completion of the Beauly to Mossford line.”
Enabling works began in August and the scheduled work is due to be completed in 2015. This is just one of the several power infrastructure projects in the area currently being carried out by Balfour Beatty.
Sources: bbc.co.uk, balfourbeatty.com and 4-traders.com.