National Grid Project Services Framework

Switching the light on. Hot water. Things we take for granted, aren’t they?

There is a huge amount of work going on, often behind the scenes, to guarantee the security and resilience of the UK’s energy supply. We are part of that.​

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National Grid Project Services Framework Project summary

Client

National Grid Company plc

Project value

£400m

Services provided

Consultancy, Project and programme management, Cost consultancy

Sectors

Energy and utilities, Energy, Utilities

Locations

UK and Europe

Project timeline

Start date
June 2014
Status
Live
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Project story

In October 2015, we were announced as preferred bidder for National Grid’s £400m integrated security solutions project. This national programme of works, focuses specifically on improving the resilience of National Grid infrastructure for electricity transmission, gas transmission and gas distribution across the UK. The improvements will deter, detect and subsequently delay disruption or damage to these assets.

The programme was initiated in 2005 and is sponsored by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). To date, National Grid, in conjunction with its suppliers, has installed upgraded security solutions at more than 50 sites across its electricity transmission, gas transmission and gas distribution sites.

A further programme of works has now been agreed, with an additional 77 sites across the three areas, requiring the development and implementation of a physical solution to improve the security of the site perimeter, electronic surveillance and buildings, prior to April 2021.

Our appointment is part of a three year framework with two potential one year extensions, requiring our team to deliver on a diverse portfolio of transmission and distribution projects and programmes across the UK, both large and small.

As part of a cohesive delivery team, we are responsible for programme management, planning, document control, civil and technology works and commercial management.

Project stats

77 sites across the UK
40 electricity transmission sites
26 gas transmission sites
11 gas distribution sites

Points of note

A track record of success

We have delivered major commissions for clients in the energy and utilities sector since 2005, and have a deep understanding of the challenges involved. Working with companies that offer water, gas, electricity, waste, energy and district heating, we are able to bring our very special brand of knowledge and expertise to complicated projects. Past and current clients across this sector include Thames Water, United Utilities, Severn Trent, Southern Water, Irish Water and Affinity Water. We also have experience of working on major programmes for clients such as UK Power Networks and EDF.

“This appointment is great for our energy and utilities business as a further endorsement that we have the right people, right systems and right processes in place to deliver a range of key services across the whole of the project lifecycle. It’s also part of our strategy to expand our service offer and provide value for clients in the gas and electricity transmission and distribution markets.”