UK Power Networks to relocate Manchester Airport substation

UK, Manchester: Power Networks Services has signed a contract to provide power infrastructure services for Manchester Airport as part of its £1bn ($1.4bn) transformation program.

The project requires UK Power Networks Services to build a new airfield substation and transfer critical electrical infrastructure from an existing substation located in the middle of a taxiway, reports Passenger Terminal Today.

Moving the substation will make way for a wider dual parallel taxiway, which will support the airport’s requirement to expand a number of taxiways and allow an increase in aircraft traffic and airport capacity.

The project is part of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme that will see an expansion to airport terminals, car parking, aircraft stands and air bridges.

Source: Passenger Terminal Today