Balfour Beatty has signed a new deal with a leading South Korean construction company to work collaboratively on new large-scale onshore power transmission and distribution projects across the UK.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see Balfour work on potential schemes with Taihan Cable and Solution Co. Ltd, a specialist cabling subsidiary of Hoban Group.
The partnership will focus on delivering sustainable, low-carbon solutions, prioritising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to drive efficiencies and productivity.
Balfour currently employs 3,000 people in the power transmission and distribution sector.
“At Balfour Beatty, our unique end-to-end capabilities means we are perfectly positioned to capitalise on the emerging UK energy market opportunities and deliver the critical national infrastructure required for the UK to achieve net zero by 2050,” said Chris Johnson, chief technology officer at Balfour Beatty.
“This latest partnership with Hoban Group is built on true collaboration and will further strengthen our ability to deliver high-quality sustainable solutions for large-scale onshore power transmission and distribution projects.”
Mr Kim Sun Kyu, chairman of Hoban Group, added: “The partnership will strengthen the strategic relationship the two parties have been developing and we will deliver collaborative business models such as an exchange of technical knowledge and resources.”
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