• 21 March 2016

Waterman appointed as designers on Kergord Substation

We are delighted to announce that our Infrastructure & Environment team have been awarded the design contract for the £30m Kergord Substation on Shetland.

The appointment is part of a Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) project to bring high-voltage direct current (HVDC) along a 320km submarine power cable to connect the Shetland Islands to the Scottish mainland. It will bring power from the Upper Kergord Valley on Shetland to the Moray mainland coast at Blackhillock Substation. The Shetland HVDC Connection is being developed as part of the Viking Wind Farm scheme, one of the largest planned onshore windfarms in Europe.

Our Perth office has been asked by Balfour Beatty to be their consultant on this prestigious design and build scheme. Our scope of our work includes civils design, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, landscaping and fire risk advice. Waterman teams from offices throughout the north of the UK will be supporting the Perth team on the project.

Daryl Fossett, Regional Director in the Perth office commented; “We are delighted to have been appointed on this high profile project which builds on our established track record of successfully delivering Substation projects for SSE. The project will see the Waterman team supplying a wide range of consultancy services to the project, from design through to construction, reinforcing the benefits of strength in depth nurtured within a one team culture.”

For further information please contact:

Daryl Fossett, Regional Director
Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
daryl.fossett@watermangroup.com

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