Balfour Beatty announced that it has been awarded a GBP 47.5 million contract to design and build a new 400 kilovolt substation in Peterhead in Scotland on behalf of SSEN Transmission. This latest contract award forms a critical part of SSEN Transmission’s East Coast Reinforcement programme, which will reinforce the network in the area and facilitate the connection of more renewable energy generation to the national grid.
Having completed the initial design phase last month, Balfour Beatty will now commence the construction of the large 25,625 square metre substation as well as all associated cabling and overhead line works, to ensure the continued safe supply of power to the North East of Scotland.
As part of its commitment to providing sustainable solutions for its customers and in a first for the UK, Balfour Beatty will install the 400kV Gas Insulated Busbars, used to connect high voltage equipment at electrical substations, with AirPlus, an environmentally friendly alternative to sulfur hexafluoride.
Works are due to commence later this year with completion scheduled for 2023. At peak construction, the project will employ a workforce of 100.