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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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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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Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step towards Net Zero

Port Of Felixstowe

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.

It will supply new electrical technology needed at the Port of Felixstowe to allow the port to step away from a reliance on red diesel, meet its Net Zero aspirations, reduce emissions and increase the resilience of the port’s electricity network.

This is the energy infrastructure company’s first major project in the ports industry and one of its largest projects in the last five years. The company already has proven experience and expertise from other industries such as rail, defence and aviation.

The three-year decarbonisation project includes upgrading the existing 11,000-volt electricity network to supply the seventeen new electric gantry cranes to help load and unload some of the four million containers they lift each year.

The electrification upgrade will also allow 48 new electric tractor units for the port to replace some of the existing diesel vehicles which transport containers around the port for distribution.

This project will not only help the Port of Felixstowe on its sustainability journey, but will improve air quality around the port by eliminating diesel powered cranes and vehicles.

Steven Muscat, head of engineering at UK Power Networks Services, said:

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We are excited to be working with the Port of Felixstowe as part of their journey to further decarbonise the port through electrification of its operations. The new electrical infrastructure and the rollout of electric cranes and tractor units will make a significant step in contributing to the port’s sustainability targets.

Forty per cent of the country’s container traffic passes through the Port of Felixstowe.

 

Port of Felixstowe factfile:

  • 1875 opened
  • 3.8km quayside
  • 11 berths
  • 2500 vessels a year
  • 343 hectares

 

Picture courtesy of Port of Felixstowe

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