Amey secures four-year extension to SSEN contract
August 22, 2018 – UK-based infrastructure support service provider Amey, in a joint venture with GE Power’s Grid Solutions business, has secured a four-year extension to the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN) 400kV framework for the civil and electrical design, build and commissioning of 400kV, 275kV and 132kV substations in Scotland.
The framework will help reinforce SSEN’s network to enable load-related growth associated with onshore and offshore renewable energy and subsea cable projects.
Amey has recently won a construction contract to provide power for a part of the HS2 build, running until March 2019. Under this contract, the company will deliver the detailed design, installation and construction of two temporary substations to power the tunnelling equipment used to support the construction of the Chiltern Tunnel South Portal.
The company has also taken steps to re-enter the telecoms market working with Huawei to pilot a fibre-to-the-home programme across the Midlands area.
Amey and Huawei are keen on establishing a long-term partnership supporting the fibre connectivity of homes across the UK.
Amey managing director for utilities David McLoughlin said: “This is an exciting time for us as our power business has seen significant growth over the last few months.
“We’re delighted to have secured these contracts, which are testament to the dedication and skills of our teams working across the business to ensure our customers stay connected.”
In July 2018, Amey’s Schools Facilities Management Team had completed work to install five new all-weather sports pitches at five secondary schools across Glasgow.
The £2.8m, six-month project was funded by Glasgow City Council and delivered through its contract with 3ED.
Under this project, Amey provided design solutions, project management and supply chain expertise.
The five schools and communities that will benefit from the new pitches include Bellahoustoun Academy, St Roch’s Secondary, Hillpark Secondary, Smithycroft Secondary and Knightswood Secondary.
During the construction process, Amey also worked with each school and pupils to provide STEM education opportunities through site visits.