Both Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) have appointed Arcadis to support them as they navigate the regulator’s new price control model, known as ‘RIIO-T2’. The framework durations are five years and have an expected combined potential value of about £25m over the period.
The five-year multi-disciplinary transmission and distribution framework with SSEN is designed to support the organisation in delivering infrastructure that will accommodate 10GW of renewable generation by 2026. SSEN’s new framework will require delivery of the RIIO-2 baseline and a sustainable delivery model to future-proof the network. The work will draw on multiple disciplines within Arcadis, spanning electrical, civil and structural, telecoms, protection and control design, cable, building services (both mechanical and electrical), commissioning and project management work.
SPEN has appointed Arcadis as lead designer on its detailed engineering framework for transmission works. Arcadis will work on multiple sites in the UK and focus on enabling new windfarm connections, including substation design, cable and overhead line designs, protection and control, along with civil works. Two-thirds of the SPEN framework projects will involve modernising existing substations and will include several design projects, including switchgear and electrical replacement, transformer and reactor refurbishment and supporting civil works. The remaining one-third will focus on connecting end-users to their renewable energy.
Peter Oosterveer, CEO of Arcadis, said: “The energy sector plays a crucial role in providing the solutions we need to limit global warming to 1.5°C and tackle climate change. We are very pleased to be working for SSEN and SPEN, both leading energy transmission and distribution companies, and help meet their ambitions for a timely transition towards sustainable energy in Scotland. It’s also a significant win strategically for Arcadis, in a segment where we want to grow and lead.”
Mark Docherty, sector director for design and project engineering at Arcadis: “We are very excited to have been appointed by these key Scottish energy network players on this important task that will benefit their customers, as well as our planet. Both organisations play a vital role in the transition to a low-carbon future, as their network will be used transport wind (onshore and offshore), hydro and solar energy. The project allows us to fully use our capabilities to optimise the network within the boundaries set by the UK regulator and accelerate the energy transition.”