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Skanska awarded £45 million framework by UK Power Networks

Electrical connections work
Press release 23/09/2013 10:36 CET

Skanska UK has been awarded the groundworks contract to deliver UK Power Networks (UKPN) projects in London.

The framework is valued at £9m a year, £45m in total.  The contract is due to start on 28 October 2013 and will last for three years with an option for two further years. It will involve the TUPE transfer of staff from Laing O’Rourke.

The scope of works includes the planning and installation of all new electrical connection projects on behalf of UKPN in and around the capital.

The contract award follows Skanska’s success in securing a similar project win for the Southern area groundworks and electrical services contract for UKPN earlier this year. This is worth £30m per annum, for a period of three years with an option for two further years. Skanska is already carrying out works across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Peter Jones, utilities managing director, Skanska UK, said:

“Winning the project strengthens out commitment to the power sector. It also demonstrates our growing capability to deliver these projects for key client, UK Power Networks.

“Over the past decade, we have developed excellent working relationships with UK Power Networks and together with the team’s innovative approach to project delivery we have secured this award.

“We are now looking forward to starting works on site.”

Tony Wilson, utilities sector director, electrical distribution, added:

"This is a fantastic result and again demonstrates our growing capability to deliver these projects for one of our key clients.

“I'd like to thank everyone who was involved in the bid process and a special thanks to Clive Metti, Linda Bennett, Martin Saunders and Jon Arnold, who worked tirelessly through the whole bid process, well done.”