A joint venture (jv) of Babcock, the UK's leading engineering
support services company, AMEC and Mott MacDonald Group, has been
awarded a five year extension to its existing Electricity Alliance
West framework contract to maintain and upgrade overhead power
lines across the United Kingdom.
The contract, with an estimated total value of c £650 million,
will see the jv continue to provide design engineering, programme
management and construction services through to March 2017.
Babcock and AMEC are majority partners in the jv, each with a 47.5%
Roger Gillespie, Managing Director - Critical Assets said:
"I am delighted we have been awarded this contract extension to
2017 and look forward to building on the strong partnership we have
established with National Grid and our partners over the years.
"The signing of the contract extension is a testament to our
people, our skills and to the successful delivery of engineering
services. This is a significant contract extension for
Babcock and recognises our expertise in providing long term network
support to the power transmission industry. The extension
presents an excellent opportunity for long term planning for our
business, which will give real efficiency benefits. We look
forward to working with National Grid and our partners in the
coming years and continuing to develop our strong working
Peter Boreham, UK Construction Director for National Grid
said: "In the period up to 2021, National Grid expects to
invest around £20 billion in our gas and electricity transmission
infrastructure to support the UK's growing energy needs. Our
Construction Division has a major role to play in supporting this
unprecedented level of growth and the continuation of our alliance
partnerships will play a pivotal role in successfully delivering
that forecasted increase, with a continued focus on delivering our
work safely, efficiently and sustainably."