Contractors make progress on build of Peterhead substation

SSEN Transmission

SSEN Transmission has said that ‘excellent’ progress is being made five months into the build of its new substation in Peterhead.

Main contractor Balfour Beatty is working alongside RJ McLeod on the project, with local firm Breedon’s providing the aggregate and concrete to site, Alpha Fencing supplying fencing and Dennis Gordon Electrical providing electrical support.

SSEN said that the construction team has been focusing on the enabling works to prepare the site for the build of the 25,625 square metre substation, which will form part of its eastern network. In addition to the construction of the access road to the site, the main earthworks and site drainage works are also underway – with all excavated earth being retained on site to be used for the creation of landscaped earth bunds.

Project manager Russell Maxwell said, “We have made excellent progress in just a few short months, we are already starting to see the footprint of the substation emerge. With the primary enabling works now complete we can focus on the main construction activities. Its great to see local firms working on the project, we hope to offer more opportunities over the next two years.

“We worked closely with the local community through the development of the project and we look forward to sharing updates with the local community as the project progresses. We welcome anyone who is interested in finding out more about the project to get in touch.”