Collaborative delivery of design and construction of new major underground circuits, connections projects and new construction or enhancement of substations. We also have a one-hour response for storm resilience and network emergencies. Challenges in realising this scope include:
- Development of a new collaborative relationship with UK Power Networks and our Alliance partners.
- Meeting the RIIO-ED1 productivity and value challenges, introducing innovations and new installation techniques to support those outcomes.
- The safety challenge of working at higher voltages in more challenging environments for UK Power Networks than our previous framework.
- Expansion of our design and construction skills base and workforce to meet the long-term needs of UK Power Networks long-term programme.
- Collaboration: co-location of our management team, SHEA professionals and planning and design leaders at the UK Power Networks head office. Formal co-working streams, social events and informal day-to-day communication are helping to break down barriers and create a collaborative culture.
- Productivity, value and innovation: embedded planners with a long-term work view can plan for efficiencies and take frequent gains into forward works planning, along with the ability to maximise utilisation of scarce resources. International innovation sourcing enables network firsts, e.g. longest HDD-drive on the network for a 132kV circuit.
- Skills-base and workforce: local hiring programmes combined with graduate development programmes are creating the workforce of tomorrow. International hiring of grid and network specialists accelerate the growth of our knowledge base and delivery capability.
- Journey to Collaboration and Value: in the early years of the Alliance, co-location and joint working groups have begun to establish a transformative collaborative culture with UK Power Networks within the Alliance.
- Productivity: productivity gains and improved utilisation of scarce resources run through our project planning, building upon Alliance long-term view.
- Skills Challenge: implementing long-term programmes to train individuals to replace an ageing specialist work-force; mentoring and growing our SME supply chain.
- Delivering Safely: quarterly behaviours, based stand-down days and electronic near-miss reporting linked to analysis, learning and action systems. This means we deliver a growing HV workbank with a 0.0AFR.
- Improved client confidence for complex programmes of work: the joint planning and design the ED1SON Alliance structure means high-risk and complex programmes proceed safely with confidence. For example the power enabling for the Barking Riverside development in London or highly environmentally sensitive Beaulieu Park 132kV project.
" Beaulieu Park is a great all round example of a well-delivered scheme, a fine effort by the team that fully deserves this recognition and demonstrates that the Alliance is in excellent shape to meet complex delivery challenges as the rest of RIIO ED1 unfolds. "Director of Capital Programme & Procurement UK Power Networks
The 660m horizontal directionally drilled (HDD) gas pipeline river crossing under the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. We were involved in the £3.1m project for firmus energy (FE) from the feasibility stage, through detailed design and planning to construction and commissioning.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
Kier was selected to construct a new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at West Burton, Nottinghamshire. The site is adjacent to the River Trent and the existing coal fired power station.
22 successful years of collaborative gas distribution infrastructure. 1st July 1996; the first natural gas pipe was being installed in Northern Ireland by Kier for PNG, the country's first and largest gas distribution business. This Alliance, competitively re-awarded, sets the sector model for collaborative success between Client and Contractor.
132kv / 33kv reinforcement works included the longest directional drill undertaken by UK Power Networks, underneath the River Orwell, whilst protecting the ecology of the local area.
A step change in the way DNO capital works and connections are delivered. Together with UK Power Networks and our Alliance partners, we deliver the improvements necessary to achieve OFGEM-mandated outputs in Customer Service, Safety, Sustainability and Network Health and Reliability.
Delivering a 100% BIM3 compliant utilities design at one of London’s busiest interchanges, Bank Station. Serving 73 million passengers annually, situated between London Bridge and the Bank of England.