Keltbray wins £40m multi-year powerline contract


The firm will deliver Overhead Line (OHL) infrastructure for Distribution Network Operator (DNO), Northern Powergrid (NPg). 

Construction workers on powerline.
Credit: Keltbray.

Works will mainly focus in the areas of: 

  • West Yorkshire. 
  • South Yorkshire.
  • North Lincolnshire. 
  • The Humber Estuary regions.

Inside the framework

The multidisciplinary approach includes: 

  • Constructing new overhead line infrastructure. 
  • Refurbishment and replacement of time-expired assets.

This will keep the overhead electricity distribution infrastructure to modern standards. 

The scheme aims to handle the increase in energy demand from customers. 

It is also looking to create additional generation from renewable energy sources. 

Net Zero goal

The OHL will support the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s strategy to improve the UK’s energy independence. 

The UK is expected to have net zero infrastructure by 2030. 

Keltbray has recently secured several energy infrastructure contracts worth more than £140 million. 

These contracts include: 

  • Northern Ireland Electricity Networks multi-year framework. 
  • Scottish Power Energy Networks multi-year framework. 
  • SSEN Distribution multi-year framework. 
  • Two Battery Energy Storage Sites to be built in Yorkshire and Teesside in 2023, in partnership with Harmony Energy. 
  • Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant structural steel package. 

On this recent win, Phill Price, managing director of Keltbray’s infrastructure division, said: “This project award marks another important milestone in the delivery of our strategy to redefine the way sustainable development is delivered, where we see increasing demand for Keltbray’s integrated capabilities in safety-critical infrastructure sectors like energy.”

Keltbray was approached for further comment. 

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