Joint venture announced as preferred bidder for Electricity Transmission Overhead Line partnership

A joint venture between Morgan Sindall and Vinci has been announced as preferred bidder for the National Grid’s Electricity Transmission Overhead Line construction programme.

Morgan Sindall will work with Vinci Energies on the five-year contract which could be worth up to £500m.

Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall, said: “We are seeing a number of opportunities in the energy sector and the combination of our specialist skills and experience of working with energy providers leaves us well placed to benefit from this trend.”