Balfour Beatty, Miller, and Bam Nuttall among firms appointed to £600m electricity substation programme in north of Scotland

Scotland - electricity substation

Balfour Beatty, Miller, and Bam Nuttall are among a handful of firms to have been appointed to a £600m framework to build new electricity substations in the north of Scotland.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission has awarded four contracts with a cumulative value of approximately £600m to four consortiums to develop the electricity substations.

The four awards are:

  • Caithness and Sutherland has been awarded to a consortium of ABB UK Ltd and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd;
  • East Coast including Aberdeenshire has been awarded to a consortium of Alstom Grid UK Limited and Enterprise Utility Services Limited;
  • Moray and West has been awarded to a consortium of Bam Nuttall Limited and Siemens Transmission and Development Limited; and
  • A fourth award has been made to a consortium known as Miller Quatro, a joint venture between contractor Miller and three Spanish firms -Sacyr Industrial, Isastur and Aditel known collectively as Quatro T & D. Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission said the purpose of the fourth award is to increase future competition.

David Gardner, SSE’s Director of Transmission, said: “The award of these contracts, with some of the industry’s global experts will help deliver the infrastructure that is needed to support the connection of renewables, as well as providing a boost to the local communities where we are operating.

“We are also working on similar awards for all of the proposed overhead line and underground cable works.”