About us

We provide energy solutions which optimise existing assets. We integrate new technologies to deliver improved performance and commercial benefits.

About us overview
UK Power Networks Services earns place on £650m Network Rail design framework

29 January 2020: The distributed energy solutions provider will support the energy transition of the UK’s railway infrastructure.

Read more


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

Our industries
London City Airport

We finance, own, operate and maintain London City Airport's existing electricity network. Through optimum asset management, maintenance and replacement, we ensure that the airport maintains supply resilience to support its daily operations and help it achieve its sustainability ambitions.

Read more


We deliver safe, reliable and innovative bespoke energy solutions enabling our clients to concentrate on their core business.

Our solutions
How can I achieve my sustainability ambitions?

The UK has committed to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It has set an ambitious legal target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Read more


Employing world-class engineers and professionals, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our people to deliver for our clients

The power of diversity and inclusion

Embracing diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative is critical for any organisation that strives for high performance.

Read more

Heathrow - West Intake Substation

We designed, procured and installed 33/11kV transformers and 33kV feeder cables to replace the existing assets which had reached the end of their operational life.


The West Intake substation at Heathrow is one of a series of 33kV intakes that were originally constructed in the 1960s; an upper level was built years later. The 33/11kV transformers and 33kV feeder cables, owned and maintained by Heathrow Airport, had reached the end of their operational life and required replacement.

UK Power Networks Services was contracted to design, procure and install replacement 33/11kV transformers and 33kV feeder cables.



The scope of works included the following civil works and cable containment systems:

  • Construction (demolition and build) of two new 33kV transformer compounds to achieve a 50-year design life
  • Removal of three existing oil storage tanks and associated pipework and controls
  • Conversion of the bunded foundation ‘tank’ for the old oil tanks into a bunded compound for the new transformer compounds and associated equipment
  • Construction of two new cable gantries to and from the new transformer compounds
  • Design and construction of a 12-way pit and duct system from the gantry linking the new transformer compounds to the point of connection to the replaced section of 33kV supply cables
  • Maintaining access to Heathrow cargo area
  • Directional drilling under fuel mains and the Twin Rivers and all associated civil engineering works



A major challenge was to minimise the impact of the works on Heathrow operations as the site was very close to the operational highway. Through meticulous planning we overcame this challenge by reducing the traffic using the Southern Perimeter Road.



Through a robust programme, we successfully delivered the project which ultimately reduced Heathrow Airport’s operating expenditure (OPEX) costs. Through careful design and planning, the project succeeded in replacing ageing infrastructure with a new facility incorporating the latest standards in design and construction.

Due to effective collaboration with stakeholders we were able to deliver the works without affecting the operational capability of the airport and its surrounding roads.

Also, through our environmentally aware approach to the works delivery, we were able to ensure there was no environmental impact on the adjacent protected waterways, the ‘Twin Rivers’ - the Duke of Northumberland’s River and the Longford River.

  • Reduced client's OPEX costs
  • No impact to operation of airport and its surrounding infrastructure
  • £1.4 million project
All case studies