HS2 awards construction power supply contract to Amey

High Speed Two (HS2), the high-speed railway project to connect cities in the UK, has appointed Amey a construction power supply contract.

The UK-based infrastructure support firm will be responsible for supplying the construction of the railway project with power.

The contract was granted by the Align JV – featuring Bouygues, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick.

Amey will design, install, and construct two temporary substations to provide energy for the project’s Chiltern Tunnel south portal.

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The first substation will be connected to the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network, having the ability to lower voltage levels from 132kV and 33kV.

The second station will be designed the convert voltage levels from 33kV to 11kV in order for the power to be distributed to tunnelling equipment.

“The HS2 programme is an exciting piece of work for us and is testament to the skills and expertise of our long serving and dedicated workforce,” commented Andy Milner, CEO of Amey.

“The construction of the new substations will enable us to provide power to support the delivery of the Chiltern Tunnel for HS2.”

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