WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid on a four-year Front End Engineering Design (FEED) framework to provide power transmission services on a range of energy projects across England and Wales. This framework is part of National Grid’s £7bn investment plan from now until 2021 to upgrade and develop their electricity networks in order to address the UK’s growing energy needs.
The global professional services consultancy has been assigned to lot two of the framework, which covers civil works for the underground cable system, substations, integrated substation security, tunnels and design assurance. This framework could be worth up to £10m over four years with appointed firms competing for work on a mini-tender basis.
Javid Khaliq, director of transmission at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff said:
“The award represents our continued commitment to the UK transmission sector and to National Grid’s plans to upgrade and develop their electricity networks to connect people to the energy they need. It’s testament to our combined energy, highways and bridges, and environment offering and we look forward to working with National Grid to develop their future transmission network”.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has a proven track record working on high profile energy projects across the UK and internationally from conceptual design of networks, engineering design, technical specification and tender evaluation through to procurement assistance, project and construction management; including providing consultancy services on Europe’s largest liquefied natural gas terminal, the Beauly-Denny Overhead Transmission Line, the £1.5bn Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and secured planning for Watt Power’s stations in Suffolk and Wales.