Contract includes design, construction and operation of the electrical distribution network

EDF Energy has won the contract to deliver the electrical networks for the Olympic Park and Stratford City development in east London.

Olympic Park

The contract to design, construct, own and operate the electrical distribution network has been awarded to the firm through subsidiary Lee Valley Utilities and will consist of more than 100km of electrical cabling and more than 100 local substations.

Work to construct and install the electrical networks will begin in summer.

The networks will be connected to a 132/11kv primary electrical substation next to Kings Yard in the west of the Olympic Park, also to be designed and built by EDF.

Clearance work on the site has been completed and construction work will start later this year. Crushed materials from the demolition of the former Kings Yard buildings will be used to create a flat ‘brown roof’ to allow wildlife to flourish.

Simon Wright, ODA director of Infrastructure and Utilities, said: “These utility networks and infrastructure are not just for a summer of sport in 2012 but will power the long-term regeneration of the area for many years to come and show that we are planning Games and legacy together from the very beginning.

“The electrical networks will be a key part of the world-class infrastructure that will form the backbone of the Olympic Park so this contract award is a significant step forwards.”