$63 M worth substation replacement work underway in England

UK: National Grid has given Balfour Beatty a $63 M (£50 M) contract to replace a high-voltage substation at Littlebrook Power Station in Kent.

The five-year contract forms a critical part of National Grid’s transformation of the national transmission network, to keep the lights on across the southeast of England.

Balfour Beatty’s contract is for the design, supply and construction of a 400 kV substation at Littlebrook. The project includes the installation of cabling and overhead line connections to the national grid and design of the switchgear – the circuit board used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment – into an effective and accessible design for the substation. Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering will undertake the ground engineering works.

Works are expected to start this summer and be finished by winter 2023.

Source: The Construction Indeks