Morgan Sindall and VINCI Energies joint venture signs framework agreement for overhead line work
MSVE Transmission, a joint venture between Morgan Sindall and VINCI Energies, has signed a five year framework agreement for electricity transmission overhead line work with SHE (Scottish Hydro Electric) Transmission plc, part of the SSE plc group.
The framework took effect from November 2013 and will involve the design, supply, installation and commissioning of new-build 132kV, 275kV and 400kV overhead lines as well as the refurbishment and upgrade of existing overhead lines in northern Scotland. Projects under the framework will typically vary in value from between £5 million and £50 million.
The joint venture is already reviewing the initial batch of projects which are currently in development stage and are due to start on site in 2015.
Simon Smith, managing director of Utility Services at Morgan Sindall, says: “We are delighted to have secured this contract and look forward to working in partnership with SHE Transmission plc. This contract award was a key target for us and further establishes our growing capability in this market area.”
Rochdi Ziyat, Managing Director of VINCI Energies UK added: “MSVE Transmission was awarded its first overhead line contract in 2011, with National Grid, and since then has invested in a programme of training and development to ensure that it is well placed to carry out this specialist work and meet the UK’s future overhead line requirements.”
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Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, affordable housing, urban regeneration and investments.
VINCI Energies is the VINCI’s Energy Business Line. It is a major player in Europe, offering its customers a comprehensive range of high value-added services in energy and information technologies and covering four lines of business: industry, the service sector, infrastructure and telecommunications. With its 1,500 closely networked business units and six network brands deployed throughout the world, VINCI Energies provides a wide range of services, offering solutions that are both local and global. The Group has 63,000 employees in 46 countries and generated a turnover of €9.25 billion in 2013.