Construction firm awarded with National Grid substation contract

Engineering-led construction firm Burns & McDonnell have been awarded with a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an extension to National Grid’s 275Kv substation in Oldbury.
This project will be delivered under National Grid’s RIIO T2 EPC Construction Framework for Substations, is to help prepare the West Midlands for the transition to net zero.

This upgrade will improve the capacity within the region’s electricity network, to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles and help connect more renewable energy sources.

It is the first major construction project Burns & McDonnell will carry out in the West Midlands.
Jonathan Chapman, the UK managing director at Burns & McDonnell said: “I’m proud that Burns & McDonnell will partner with National Grid to deliver a second key project on this framework.
“Birmingham is Burns & McDonnell’s first home in the UK, so we are proud to help deliver the improvements that will power this region for future generations.”

This is Burns & McDonnell’s second major contract award from National Grid under the framework, which will last a minimum of five years. In October 2021 the firm secured a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 400kV GIS substation located in Yaxley, Suffolk.
Burns & McDonnell has been operating in the US for over 120 years where it is headquartered, and since launching in the UK has more than tripled the size of its team.