This will be the third onshore substation in the UK that Balfour Beatty has built for Dong Energy.
Construction work is planned to start in January 2016 at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. The facility will enable the transfer of electricity from the Hornsea offshore wind farm to the existing National Grid substation alongside.
The project includes the construction of core buildings and compounds, the installation of low voltage electricity equipment, low voltage cables, and communication cables as well as roads, paths, drainage and landscaping. Balfour Beatty will be the principal contractor during the 30-month contract, which also includes the installation of high voltage electrical equipment by other contractors.
Balfour Beatty regional managing director Mark Farrah said: “Following Balfour Beatty’s successful completion of Westermost Rough and the current Burbo Bank project, the Hornsea Project One contract award is testament to the longstanding, successful relationships our project teams have established over the last three years.”
The wind farm itself, being built by Dong Energy, is expected to provide enough electricity to power more than 800,000 homes.