Burns & McDonnell ‘deepens presence’ in Scotland with new framework role

Jonathan Chapman

CONSTRUCTION business Burns & McDonnell has been appointed by Scottish Power Energy Networks to join a new framework for engineering design services in Scotland.

Suppliers on the framework will design new connections for SP Energy Networks’ transmission system, as well as modernisation and network reinforcement work.

The framework will last three years, with an option to extend for up to two more years. It will see suppliers deliver engineering and design work in order to facilitate the enabling, civil, protection and control, and balance of plant works on SP Energy Networks sites.

Burns & McDonnell, which has been operating in the US for over 120 years, opened its first European office in Birmingham in 2017 and revealed its UK operation has since more than tripled in size. It established a permanent office and team in Scotland earlier this year and opened an office in London, primarily focused on mission-critical projects, in 2021.

Jonathan Chapman, UK MD, Burns & McDonnell, said, “The SP Energy Networks transmission system plays a crucial role in delivering green energy to homes and businesses in Scotland, England and Wales. I’m proud Burns & McDonnell will be partnering with SP Energy Networks to integrate new connections to renewable energy sources and modernise the network, supporting a reliable transition to net zero for Scotland and the UK overall.

“Burns & McDonnell is deepening its presence in Scotland at a time of exciting growth for the renewable energy sector. I’m looking forward to bringing our innovative approach and trusted delivery model to these projects.”