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AMEC, Babcock and Mott in £650m electricity win

Joint venture gets five-year contract extension for Wales and west England

A joint venture owned by AMEC, Babcock and Mott MacDonald has won a £650m extension to a contract to upgrade electricity power lines and cables in Wales and western England.

The National Grid awarded a five-year extension to the Electricity Alliance West joint venture’s existing contract to provide engineering, management and construction services.

Mike Saunders, president of AMEC’s power and process Europe business said: “This extension to 2017 is testimony to the excellent day-to-day performance of the Alliance and the focus we have placed on ensuring we safely meet the requirements of a very important and long-standing customer.”

Peter Boreham, UK construction director for National Grid said: “In the period up to 2021, National Grid expects to invest around £20 billion in our gas and electricity transmission infrastructure to support the UK’s growing energy needs.

“Our construction division has a major role to play in supporting this unprecedented level of growth and the continuation of our alliance partnerships will play a pivotal role in successfully delivering that forecasted increase, with a continued focus on delivering our work safely, efficiently and sustainably.”

Peter Rogers, chief executive of Babcock, said: “We are delighted that our long standing customer National Grid has extended our existing contract, which reflects the excellent performance of the Alliance over the past five years.  We look forward to building on this partnership with National Grid as it delivers the significant investment programme required to support the UK’s growing energy needs.”

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