Freedom, an NG Bailey Group company, has been awarded an extension on a major UK Power Networks framework, to support its essential maintenance and commissioning works.
The £49m Overhead Line & Distribution Capital Delivery Services framework was awarded on a two-year plus four-year basis, with a full four-year extension now granted to power engineering and infrastructure services company, Freedom.
The programme is split into two frameworks. On one, Freedom will provide joint primary support on UK Power Networks’ overhead line (OHL) services in the Eastern Power Networks region, including the construction, commissioning and maintenance of cable works across the 230v to 33kV network.
The other sees Freedom providing a primary role excavating and reinstating Low Voltage and High Voltage cabling services and other associated civil works as part of the Distribution Capital Delivery (DCD) framework for the Southern and Eastern Power Network areas. Freedom has also committed to support UK Power Networks with restoring supplies to customers in the event of extreme weather conditions.
Peter Jones, Managing Director of NG Bailey’s Services division said: “The extension of our contract with UK Power Networks is great news. Our technical expertise and knowledge of the project means we are ideally placed to support UK Power Networks maintain and upgrade its network.
“We are looking forward to continuing our work with UK Power Networks, helping to deliver reliable and safe power to people across London, the South East and East of England.” Brian Stratton, Head of Distribution Capital Delivery at UK Power Networks, said: “Maintaining and upgrading our electricity cables is a huge and vital part of what we do. I’m pleased we will continue to work with Freedom to help ensure safe and reliable power supplies to about six million homes and businesses across the East and South East.”