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We work with you to solve your energy challenges through innovative solutions, delivering resilience, cost efficiency and sustainability

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Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum
Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum

14 June 2022: Fifty staff from UK Power Networks Services donated their time to a speedy makeover of the memorial garden, outdoor seating areas, visitor pathway and service courtyard of the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire.

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Sustainability

Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step  towards Net Zero
Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step towards Net Zero

6 June 2022: UK Power Networks Services has won a contract to take the UK’s largest container port, and one of the largest in Europe, a step closer to Net Zero.

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Industries

Our clients include some of the highest profile public and private sector organisations with critical infrastructure in complex environments.

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High Speed 1
High Speed 1

We were commissioned to design, construct, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure of HS1, the UK’s first major railway constructed in over a century and its first high-speed railway. The project was delivered on time and on budget, within a contract that extends for 50 years after the start of railway operation.

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Electricity generator fuel replacement improving air quality in and around London City Airport

Fuel Replacement

As London City Airport's strategic energy infrastructure partner, we recently completed a generator fuel replacement project that will improve air quality in and around the airport.

Due to quality issues identified during fuel testing as part of our maintenance regime, the diesel in the generators of the main electricity substation needed to be replaced. The generators provide an additional layer of resilience to the airport’s main electrical system and require a supply of fuel, in this case diesel, to operate.

To support London City Airport’s net zero targets, and in line with our sustainability policy, we decided to replace the diesel with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

The advantages of HVO include:​​​​​​​

  • Up to 90% reduction in net carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen oxide emissions
  • Synthesised from waste fats and vegetable oils making it renewable, sustainable and 100% biodegradable
  • Good cold weather performance and its high flashpoint makes it safer to store and handle when compared to regular diesel
  • A shelf life of 10 years compared to two years for regular diesel, depending on storage conditions​​​​​​​​​​​​

The nature of HVO meant we could use the existing infrastructure, allowing for a seamless changeover of the oil while keeping the generator in operation and available to the airport throughout the process. We also took advantage of the empty underground fuel tank to undertake a series of non-destructive tests which proved the integrity of the tank and confirmed no areas of concern such as corrosion or leakage.

We are delighted with the successful deliver of another project that will provide the airport with demonstrable results in support of their sustainability targets.

Click here find out more about our work at London City Airport.

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