Amey has commenced work on a £40m, four-year framework with Northern Powergrid.
The contractor said it would “safeguard power” to homes in the East of England, the North-east and Yorkshire by carrying out overhead line condition and vegetation surveys.
Amey has been carrying out the work in the North-east for the last five years and has already undertaken work for Northern Powergrid ranging from maintenance of steel towers to substation civil engineering jobs.
Chief executive Andy Milner said the deal strengthened Amey’s role as a “trusted partner in the power sector”.
Northern Powergrid head of programme delivery Steve MacDonald said: “Clearance of vegetation from our 1,290 km of overhead power network helps reduce the potential for trees making contact with our power lines during severe weather or snapped branches hitting our network causing damage and power cuts for our customers.
“The four-year framework with Amey is part of our major investment programme, which will ensure the 3.9m homes we deliver power to continue to have a safe, secure and reliable electricity supply for years to come.”
Amey is set to be sold in 2019 after its parent company Ferrovial hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer.