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Murphy wins £24M National Grid substation contract

Electricity sub station

Murphy has been awarded the £24M contract to design and build a new electricity substation in east London.  

Work to build the 132,000V substation in Barking include designing and building the substation as well as installing the cabling to connect the station to the power network.  

Murphy will use new gas insulated switchgear components in the substation. These are designed for safe, high voltage operation in small spaces.  

The project involves temporarily diversions to the existing cables to accommodate construction work; construction of the substation building and transfer of circuits to the new switchgear. 

Murphy chief executive officer John Murphy said the company was able to bring a unique approach to clients like National Grid.

”Since adding to our power engineering capability last year, we have grown our expertise and can now offer clients like National Grid even more value through our unique Murphy approach. Using our own people, plant and better engineered solutions, we’re pleased that we can play a vital role in helping local economies by delivering world class infrastructure.” 

National Grid will take over operation of the substation after it is completed in 2023.  

Once complete, the substation will form a key part of the local electricity infrastructure which will be integral to the regeneration to the Barking and Thames river areas in future. 

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