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Balfour Beatty to carry out £10M cable project

Tyne Bridge

Balfour Beatty is to lay almost 8km of cables on behalf of Northern Powergrid in a £10M project to improve electricity infrastructure in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Two new 132kV underground cables spanning almost 8km from the electricity distributor’s Stella North Substation in Lemington to the Barrack Road Substation are the major part of the works which will be completed in the autumn by Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions. Other works include re-installing pavements and roadways which are dug up for the duct installation. The job will replace cables dating back to the 1960s.

“This major £10M investment we’re making in Newcastle’s power network will benefit our customers and the city for decades to come,” said Northern Powergrid’s project engineer, Ian Forster.

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