JV Wins Place on National Grid Framework
Jacobs/Morrison Utility Services Joint Venture (JV) has been awarded a place on National Grid’s six-year Substations Engineering Procurement Construction Framework in the UK.
The framework will provide collaborative and long-term support via programme management, early contractor involvement, design and construction to deliver National Grid’s performance-based substation regulatory programme under RIIO-T2, where revenue generation is realised through a combination of incentives, innovation and outputs. The contact has an estimated value to £1 billion ($1.3 billion).
As the framework’s principal designer and principal contractor, the Jacobs/Morrison JV will deliver new build, extension, replacement and decommissioning of high voltage electricity substations. The framework also aims to develop the transmission network to help maintain security of supply, whilst facilitating the ongoing transition to, and connection of, low-carbon generation and renewable technology.
Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison said: “This project creates further opportunities to build on more than 13 years of working collaboratively with National Grid.
“We look forward to driving innovative solutions to reduce benchmark costs and program duration, enabling transition to the sustainable energy system of the future.”
The Joint Venture will also focus on solutions to challenge convention and help National Grid support the low-carbon economy, using to reduce materials, cost, carbon and scheduling. The organisational and delivery behaviours are aligned with the Project 13 Framework, which is an industry led response to infrastructure delivery models within the UK, where performance is incentivised against outcomes, using collaborative and integrated teams to challenge and maximise value.
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