Firm to start later this summer on Kent scheme

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Balfour Beatty has nabbed a £50m contract to design and build a high-voltage substation near Littlebrook Power Station in Kent.

The five year contract will see Britain’s largest construction firm replace a 400kV substation near the Dartford Crossing for National Grid.

The scheme will include ground engineering works, installation of cables and overhead lines and design of the switchgear – a circuit board used to protect and isolate electrical equipment.

Work will begin later this summer and finish in winter 2023 – with around 100 people set to work on the job at peak construction.

The oil and coal-fired power station first began operating in the 1930s but shut four years ago. Demolition contractor Brown and Mason is carrying out work to tear down the building in a series of stages with completion due next year.