Jacobs joins grid project

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a contract from National Grid to upgrade and develop the electricity transmission network for the South West region of England and Wales.



Jacobs will work alongside consortia partners Morrison Utility Services and Mitsubishi Electric Europe and are one of six consortia selected by National Grid to undertake the work across England and Wales over the next five years.



Collectively, this is the largest ever alliance contract for National Grid and represents a significant part of their planned £2.5bn investment to maintain energy supplies to the UK.



These collaborative contracts will connect new infrastructure, such as wind farms and other new generation plants, and replace existing assets to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.


National Grid Executive Director for Transmission Nick Winser commented, ‘We welcome the increasing diversity of energy sources across the UK. This significant investment demonstrates National Grid’s commitment to maintaining a robust transmission network. It will also help secure clean, affordable energy for the long term.’