Jacobs and Morrison JV secures national grid projects

Jacobs and Morrison Energy Services JV secures national grid projects.

J1M, the Jacobs/Morrison energy services joint venture, has been awarded three contracts to support Pembroke, Lackenby and Bramley substation projects under energy utility National Grid’s six-year substations engineering procurement construction framework in the UK.

As principal designer and contractor, J1M is progressing detailed design and early works on the Pembroke substation project in Wales, to connect it to Ireland’s Greenlink interconnector, one of Europe’s most important energy infrastructure projects. Work includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a new 400kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) extension in the existing substation.

J1M is also supporting the connection of the Dogger Bank C windfarm on the east coast at Teesside into the transmission network at Lackenby substation. When complete this will connect an installed generation capacity of 1.2GW from Dogger Bank C, providing enough clean energy to power up to two million homes.

In Hampshire, J1M will deliver National Grid’s new 25kV Holly Cross substation and connect it to the Bramley 400kV substation to supply Network Rail. J1M will also support in managing rural ecological requirements and local stakeholder engagement on all projects.

“With the UK’s ambition to quadruple energy from offshore wind by 2030, these projects play an essential role in expanding transmission capacity to the grid,” said Donald Morrison, Jacobs people & places solutions senior vice president Europe and digital strategies. “Our integrated team combines deep technical experience and major projects capability to drive agile solutions that challenge the norm and support a sustainable energy system for tomorrow.”

Peter Carolan, Morrison Energy Services managing director, said: “This is a great opportunity for Morrison Energy Services, as an established energy networks service provider, to help drive forward the UK’s essential transition to the sustainable energy systems of the future. We are proud to be part of building a sustainable future that will ensure our homes and businesses are increasingly powered by clean energy.”

From technical consultancy and engineering design, to infrastructure management services and operations and maintenance, Jacobs is providing extensive end-to-end solutions for offshore wind power development efforts — like Germany’s SuedLink Program — to help meet the increasing global demand for affordable clean energy. Jacobs is also looking at the feasibility of  the production and supply of green hydrogen for renewable energy company RWE's Pembroke Power Station.

Morrison Energy Services works with national energy networks to repair, renew, refurbish and maintain the country’s gas and electric infrastructure, with a key focus on decarbonisation to support the transition to a net zero economy.

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