We are delighted to have been appointed as the civil engineering and construction partner for Siemens Energy Ltd on their project to construct a new Synchronous Condenser Grid Stability Facility at Eye (Yaxley) for Conrad Energy. The facility will provide reactive capacity to the National Grid network in an ever-increasing utilisation of wind generation.
The site will be constructed close to the Yaxley National Grid 400KV substation which is currently under construction.
Works recently commenced on site and after the initial site set up, the earthworks are now progressing with approx. 10,000 m3 of excavation and cut and fill.
The stoned-up platform and pile mat works will follow shortly after.
This project sees the continuation of our positive relationship with Siemens Energy, having previously worked with Siemens Energy in 2021 on their project to construct a new substation for National Grid at the Hinkley Connection in Sandford.
The Hinkley Connection Point Substation (HCPS) covers an area of 26,000 square metres and is part of the new high-voltage electricity infrastructure works along the south-west coast.
To read more about our work on the HCPS, click here.
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