Three new contracts for National Grid have been awarded to Jacobs and Morrison Energy Services Joint Venture. The contracts were won through the six year substations engineering procurement construction framework.
Work will be carried out on substation projects in south Wales, Teeside and Hampshire.
As principal designer and contractor, this joint venture is call J1M, and is to carry out detailed design and early works on a Pembroke substation project in order to connect it to Ireland’s Greenlink interconnections.
The project will include design, supply, installation and also the commissioning of a new 400kV gas insulated switchgear extension. Furthermore, J1M will support the connection of the Dogger Bank C Windfarm on the east coast at Teeside into the transmission network at Lackenby substation.
A contract in Hampshire will see J1M deliver National Grid’s new 25kV Holly Cross substation and connect it to the Bramley 400kV substation to supply Network Rail.
Donald Morrison, Jacobs senior vice president said that with the UK’s plans to quadruple energy from offshore wind these projects play an important role in expanding transmission capacity to the grid.