Thursday, 31 July 2014
Advanced search

Electricity Alliance Central wins a five-year contract extension

National Grid’s Electricity Alliance Central (EAC), a consortium of ABB, Morgan Sindall and Atkins, has been awarded a five-year contract extension to deliver major enhancements to the UK’s electrical transmission infrastructure.

These enhancements will primarily involve the design, construction and commissioning of 400kV and 275kV transmission substations.

During the contract extension, which runs until 2016, individual contracts will continue to be awarded based upon project scope, geographical considerations, continual delivery and cost assessment. It is therefore not possible to place a total value on the contract extension.

The EAC was established in 2006 as one of National Grid’s preferred alliance partners for substation development and construction projects. It operates in the National Grid’s central region, comprising the Midlands, Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

The original award was part of a programme worth up to £2.8bn to upgrade and develop the electricity transmission network across England and Wales.

Have your say


My saved stories (Empty)

You have no saved stories

Save this article

Digital Edition

The Engineer July Digi Issue


London Mayor Boris Johnson is lobbying for a £10 additional charge for diesel cars to drive into Central London by 2020, and for road tax on diesel cars and all pre-2006 cars to be increased, to counter air pollution. What option most closely matches your opinion on this?

Previous Poll

Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

Read and comment on the results here