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Costain wins £113m National Grid gas compressor contract to upgrade Huntingdon and Peterborough stations

Costain has scooped a £113m contract to upgrade two of National Grid’s gas compressor stations.

The contractor will upgrade stations in Huntingdon and Peterborough as part of National Grid’s Emissions Reduction Project.

Construction News reported in October that Costain and Skanska were both in the race to secure the contract that includes the design, decommissioning, build and re-commissioning of the compressor stations.

Costain has been working on the Huntingdon and Peterborough projects since January 2014, carrying out a feasibility study on the replacement of the old compressors.

It was then named the design engineer for the scheme, completing the design for upgrading the two stations last year.

Some of National Grid’s gas compressor stations, which enable natural gas to be transported around the UK, are close to 40 years old.

The Huntingdon and Peterborough upgrades are part of a £26bn investment plan by National Grid to upgrade and develop its gas and electricity networks over the next five years.

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