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Celebrating 30 years of flying high in the aviation sector
Celebrating 30 years of flying high in the aviation sector

Contracted since 1993, we have kept three major airports running smoothly 24/7, 365 days a year. For the past 30 years we have owned, operated and maintained critical infrastructure for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

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Pioneering solar car port launched at Council HQ
Pioneering solar car port launched at Council HQ

Northumberland County Council is celebrating the launch of its new state-of-the-art solar car port array - one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

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Partnering with bp pulse on the opening of their most powerful EV charging hub in London
Partnering with bp pulse on the opening of their most powerful EV charging hub in London

We have partnered with bp pulse to install and project manage their new ultra-fast hub in Central London.

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

Piccadilly Line Win

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.

The project - which begins in June 2022 and is scheduled to finish in June 2025 - will see UK Power Networks Services complete the design and construction works to upgrade several key electrical substations, and the installation of new electrical infrastructure, electrical control systems, and cables along key parts of the line. The initial framework contract runs for six years, with potential for two more.

All this will increase electrical capacity to allow Transport for London (TfL) to launch a new fleet of air-conditioned modern trains with improved reliability, efficiency, and accessibility for passengers. Overall, the line upgrade will allow for a 23% uplift in peak capacity, with a train running on the line every 135 seconds at the busiest times from 2027.

The announcement extends UK Power Networks Services’ longstanding portfolio on the London Underground. The infrastructure specialists have previously worked on several initiatives, including a major redevelopment at Liverpool Street as part of the Crossrail project, and 16 substation upgrades along the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and District lines.

The high voltage electrical upgrades will take place above and below ground at 21 electricity substations, with planned works at Cobourg Street, Manor House and Mansell Street. Electrical infrastructure benefits include the installation of new transformers, SCADA cabinets, an upgrade of the line’s cable network, and a host of structural improvements. Upgrades will be phased to minimise disruption for passengers, with the line scheduled to stay open throughout the project.


Philip Heathcote, head of markets at UK Power Networks Services, said:

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We’re at our best when we partner with clients to make their long-term objectives a reality. Our teams are excited to bring their unique expertise to this long-term collaboration and add value though innovation, dedication, and a shared vision to make the London Underground more reliable for the future.

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