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Murphy wins Croydon cabling job

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Murphy has won a £35M contract to lay a vital new power cable in Croydon, south London. 

National Grid has awarded Murphy the £35m job, which involves installing a replacement for one of two power cables in Croydon that are part of the country’s essential power networks.

National Grid project engineer James Kennerley said that National Grid was impressed by Murphy’s “technical solution to the complex engineering challenges of this project.”

The project aims to improve the performance and resilience of the network, as well as reduce road traffic disruption by moving the cable away from highways and into the tunnel network.

The replacement 400kV cable circuit will run between the Beddington and Rowdown substations, using the existing Croydon tunnel. Murphy will also replace the tunnel ventilation and telecommunications systems.

Murphy chief executive John Murphy added: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract and look forward to developing our relationship with National Grid to carry out this essential work. We have decades of experience installing cables, as well as building the tunnels that house them.”

Work is due to begin in October and run until October 2020. 

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