Esher, UK – 21 March 2023:  Keltbray, the leading UK specialist construction engineering and infrastructure services business, today announces it has secured a number of prestigious packages of works, totalling circa £140 million to deliver critical energy infrastructure for key energy Distribution Network Operators and renewable energy companies.

The contracts successfully secured include:

  • UK Power Networks multi-year distribution framework contract for the refurbishment and replacement of the distribution infrastructure from low voltage to 33kV networks in the Eastern region.
  • Northern Ireland Electricity Networks multi-year framework for the maintenance refurbishment and replacement of the distribution overhead line network from low voltage to 33kV.
  • Scottish Power Energy Networks multi-year framework for low voltage services modernisation, including the replacement of looped services that will enable the network to be able to respond to the additional requirements that will be driven by the sustainability and carbon reduction agenda.
  • SSEN Distribution multi-year framework for the maintenance, refurbishment and replacement of the distribution overhead line network from low voltage to 33kV in the north of Scotland.
  • Harmony Energy for the design and construction of two Battery Energy Storage Sites to be built in Yorkshire and Teesside in 2023. The two sites combined will have the capacity to store over 90MW of electricity.
  • Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant structural steel package for the main boiler house, as part of a new-build Energy from Waste facility near Northwich in Cheshire that will, when fully operational, export 70MW of electricity to the grid using residual waste, meeting the energy needs of 148,000 homes.

Mike Snee, Managing Director of Keltbray’s Energy business, said: “Keltbray’s highly collaborative approach to design and delivery is instrumental in upgrading some of the UK’s most critical distribution networks. Our technical expertise and experience in delivering safe and efficient programmes of work and alternative energy solutions marks a further step in our strategy to offer a higher value, end-to-end service.”

Phill Price, Managing Director of Keltbray’s Infrastructure division, commented: ” We are delighted to have secured these major contracts delivering essential energy and renewables infrastructure to support the UK’s energy security and net zero agendas, through the ongoing maintenance and decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity grid.”

Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray, said: “These projects mark an important milestone in the delivery of our strategy to redefine the way sustainable development is delivered, where we see increasing demand for Keltbray’s integrated capabilities in critical infrastructure sectors like energy.”




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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading UK specialist construction engineering and infrastructure services business, offering a uniquely integrated delivery capability spanning key phases of the client value chain – design management, civil engineering, geotechnical, construction waste management, demolition and decommissioning, piling and reinforced concrete structures, remediation, rail infrastructure, power distribution, transmission and substations, and renewable energy services.

The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 2,000 people, and is a key delivery partner to prestigious public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic and social infrastructure.

Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the exacting needs of diverse and complex projects in highly regulated, safety-critical markets, like energy and renewables. Its professionally accredited teams take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities.