ENW Contract Award

Network Plus are delighted to be awarded an Overhead Line and Vegetation Management Works Contract with Electricity North West. The contract started August 2020 and will continue until March 2023.

Services will be delivered across the whole of the Electricity North West licence area. We will be undertaking works including the replacement, refurbishment, dismantlement and new connections of overhead line wood poles across the LV, 11kV and 33kV network. In addition, we will be carrying out vegetation management services to ensure overhead lines are clear of obstructions. This includes tree cutting and clearance of vegetation.

To ensure continuity of customers’ supplies, the scope also includes emergency storm response, to support Electricity North West with emergency fault response and vegetation clearances in the event of a storm or extreme weather event.

In delivering these services, we will be responsible for full end-to-end work planning and scheduling, including site surveys, obtaining necessary land-owner consents and wayleaves, planned supply interruptions, customer notification, highway and third-party liaison, traffic management and streetworks noticing and permitting.

Stuart Fraser, CEO commented: “we are delighted to commence delivering these valuable services to Electricity North West.  This builds on our existing overhead line experience and capability with customers such as Scottish Power, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and UK Power Networks.  Electricity North West are a valued customer; service excellence is at the core of what we do.”

Ian Greenwood, ENW Head of Special Projects said “Building on the success of our relationship with Network Plus as our underground delivery partner we are delighted to be working with them to strengthen our operational capability within the Overhead Line and Vegetation  work streams, this approach should see even further benefits to serve our customers.”