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We work with you to solve your energy challenges through innovative solutions, delivering resilience, cost efficiency and sustainability

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Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum
Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum

14 June 2022: Fifty staff from UK Power Networks Services donated their time to a speedy makeover of the memorial garden, outdoor seating areas, visitor pathway and service courtyard of the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire.

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Sustainability

Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step  towards Net Zero
Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step towards Net Zero

6 June 2022: UK Power Networks Services has won a contract to take the UK’s largest container port, and one of the largest in Europe, a step closer to Net Zero.

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Industries

Our clients include some of the highest profile public and private sector organisations with critical infrastructure in complex environments.

Our industries
UK Power Networks Services wins £40 million Piccadilly line power upgrade
UK Power Networks Services wins £40 million Piccadilly line power upgrade

21 July 2022: UK Power Networks Services will complete electrical infrastructure upgrades to allow a new fleet of trains to operate on the Piccadilly line and improve reliability and service frequency.

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ICP network connections

We’re a Independent Connections Provider with extensive high voltage engineering experience, delivering high-quality connections across the UK.

ICP Network Connections
Delivering a resilient and sustainable electricity supply for the UK’s data centres
Delivering a resilient and sustainable electricity supply for the UK’s data centres

Antony White, Client Delivery Manager ICP, discusses the challenges that data centres face meeting capacity requirements, ensuring a resilient energy supply and balancing sustainability pressures.

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EV Charging Hub for bp pulse

We worked with bp pulse to install 22 50kW rapid electric vehicle chargers below Park Lane in central London. The new chargers allow local taxis, private hire vehicles and fleets to electrify and reduce emissions in the capital.

How can I electrify my fleet

 

Client

bp pulse is the UK’s only fully integrated, end-to-end manufacturer and operator of charging infrastructure and its focus is on enabling EV drivers to charge at home, at work and on the go.

The company works with the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers to support their customers, as well as some of the UK’s biggest fleets, leasing companies and local authorities. Since 2010 its EV chargers have been used more than 35 million times.

 

Challenge

bp pulse are currently rolling-out EV charging hubs throughout the UK, including at traditional forecourt sites and inner-city locations like multi-story car parks. In response to increase demand from local electric taxis and private hire vehicle operators in central London, we collaborated with the company to develop and install a rapid charging hub at Q-Park’s underground Park Lane site.

Installing a rapid charging hub in an underground car park brings two major engineering challenges: the first challenge is how to safely and seamlessly fit industrial-scale electricity substations into a confined space. The second is how to manage capacity constraints with the local electricity network.

We worked closely with our client to overcome the challenges by guiding them through the grid-connection process, including meeting regulations and design standards to install the chargers on time and on budget.

 

BP Pulse Case Study

Approach and innovation

We managed the grid-connection, substation, and electrical network infrastructure installation for the project. This included in innovative ‘double-skin brick-built’ enclosures for the underground electricity substations.

Our role covered:

  • Overall management of safety and operational programming
  • Construction of brick-built substations for connection to the local electricity network and Bp pulse’s electricity transformer.
  • Extensive below and above-ground earthing systems for both substations
  • Small power and lighting fit-out of both substations
  • Liaising with and supervision of key sub-contractors
  • Installation of the electrical and communications cable management system
  • Installation of cabling to EV chargers
  • Installation of main supply cabling from feeder pillars
  • Test and commissioning of the entire electrical installation
  • Production and implementation of the system protection scheme
  • Electrical supplies to bp pulse

 

Delivery and collaboration

With the site staying open for regular parking during the project, we worked closely with bp pulse and Q-Park to minimise disruption, managing engagement with the local authority and ensure the project was completed on time.

To maximise efficiency, we completed our works in two phases. Phase one saw us install an initial 10 electric vehicle chargers. For phase two we installed a second electrical feeder pillar, connecting an additional 12 chargers. We also provided specialist support with branded signage and displays for the site. We delivered this expansion in fourth months with no additional disruption to Q-Park’s day-to-day operations, providing a cost effective and time efficient solution for our client.

 

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