Babcock has secured a place on the High Voltage Overhead Line (OHL) Framework to provide engineer, procure and construct (EPC) services to the National Grid.
The contract runs during the RIIO-2 electricity transmission regulatory period for 2021 to 2026.
Babcock is one of three partners to gain a place on the framework, which has a total value of between £0.5 billion and £1 billion over the next six years.
From April, Babcock will be a key contractor for OHL new-build, reconductoring, refurbishment, decommissioning and dismantling work for the high voltage (132kV-400kV) OHL network in England and Wales.
John Davies, Babcock’s CEO Land, said the company would support National Grid in “delivering a reliable and resilient transmission network, as well as helping towards achieving their environmental targets. We look forward to continuing our long relationship and helping to deliver their plans through the next period”.
The RIIO-2 framework replaces the existing contract for overhead line ‘new-build’ and overhead line ‘refurbishment’ frameworks, which Babcock has held throughout the RIIO-1 transmission regulatory period (from 2013 to 2021).