Burns & McDonnell wins National Grid substation contract
National Grid has awarded engineering-led construction firm Burns & McDonnell an engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an extension to National Grid’s 275-kV substation in Oldbury, West Midlands.
This project, which Burns & McDonnell will deliver under National Grid’s RIIO T2 EPC construction Framework for Substations, will help to prepare the West Midlands’ electricity infrastructure for the transition to net zero.
This upgrade will improve capacity within the local electricity network for greater adoption of electric vehicles and the connection of significantly more renewable energy sources, helping to deliver long-term energy security.
Burns & McDonnell was selected to be part of the RIIO T2 EPC construction Framework for Substations in February 2021. The framework will last a minimum of five years.
This is the second major contract award for Burns & McDonnell from National Grid under the framework. In October 2021, the firm secured a contract for design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 400-kV gas-insulated substation in Yaxley, Suffolk.
Jonathan Chapman, U.K. Managing Director, Burns & McDonnell, said:
“I’m proud that Burns & McDonnell will partner with National Grid to deliver a second key project on this framework. Birmingham is our first home in the U.K., so we are proud to help deliver the improvements that will power this region for future generations.”
Source: Burns & McConnell
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