Powering HS2: Amey lands contract with key rail infrastructure project

Leading public services provider, Amey, has been awarded a new construction contract to provide power for a part of the build of HS2.

The contract award will see Amey deliver the design, installation and construction of two new temporary substations to support the delivery of the Chiltern Tunnel south portal. The first will connect to the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) power grid and transform voltage levels from 132kV to 33kV. The second, primary substation will then drop these voltage levels further from 33kV to 11kV ready for the distribution of power to the tunnelling equipment required for the Chiltern Tunnel.

Amey CEO Andy Milner said: “The HS2 programme is an exciting piece of work for us and is testament to the skills and expertise of our long serving and dedicated workforce. The construction of the new substations will enable us to provide power to support the delivery of the Chiltern Tunnel for HS2.”

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