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EDF wins Olympic electrical deal

The Olympic Delivery Authority and Stratford City Development Limited has announced EDF Energy will deliver the electrical networks for the Olympic Park and Stratford City development in east London.

EDF Energy will design, construct, own and operate the electrical distribution network that will supply electricity to the 2.5 sq km Olympic Park as well as the Stratford City development through its wholly owned subsidiary Lee Valley Utilities.

The combined electrical network will consist of more than 100km of electrical cabling and over 100 local substations.

Work to construct and install the electrical networks will begin in the summer.

ODA director of infrastructure and utilities Simon Wright said: “These utility networks and infrastructure are not just for a summer of sport in 2012 but will power the long-term regeneration of the area for many years to come and show that we are planning Games and legacy together from the very beginning.”

“The electrical networks will be a key part of the world-class infrastructure that will form the backbone of the Olympic Park so this contract award is a significant step forwards.”