Amey powered up - securing a £40m framework with Northern Powergrid

Brian Donnelly, Press Officer
10 January 2019
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Amey is helping Northern Powergrid safeguard power to homes across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire after it secured a £40m framework with the electricity distributer to carry out overhead line condition and vegetation surveys.

The four-year framework will see Amey carrying out for Northern Powergrid, condition surveys, cutting back overgrown vegetation, and trimming back trees to prevent them coming into contact with overhead power lines and disrupting electricity supplies.

The company has a long-standing relationship with Northern Powergrid and has been delivering vegetation management in the North East for the last five years. The new framework will see Amey continuing to deliver these services in the North East as well as extending its presence into Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Andy Milner, Chief Executive at Amey said: “Helping Northern Powergrid to provide a safe and reliable power supply to customers’ homes is extremely important to us.

“The framework further strengthens our position as a trusted partner in the power sector, and we look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with Northern Powergrid.”

Steve MacDonald, Head of Programme Delivery at Northern Powergrid, said: "Clearance of vegetation from our 800 miles 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 3.9 million homes we deliver power to, continue to have a safe, secure and reliable electricity supply for years to come."

In addition to vegetation management, Amey delivers a number of services for Northern Powergrid, these range from overhead line refurbishment, which includes including maintaining steel towers and wooden poles, to carrying out electrical and civil engineering activities on substations.

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