Arcadis has been appointed by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) to support their aims of maximizing renewable energy through two pivotal frameworks, as they navigate the regulator’s new price control model, known as ‘RIIO-T2’. The various framework durations are five years and have an expected combined potential value of circa £25 million over the period.
The five-year multi-disciplinary transmission and distribution framework with SSEN will support the organization in delivering infrastructure that will accommodate 10GW renewable generation by 2026. SSEN’s new framework will require delivery of the RIIO-2 baseline and a sustainable delivery model to future-proof their network. The work leverages the scale of Arcadis’ multi-disciplinary expertise, spanning electrical, civil and structural, telecoms, protection and control design, cable, building services (both mechanical and electrical), commissioning and project management.
SPEN appointed Arcadis as lead designer on their detailed engineering framework for transmission works. Arcadis’ team will work on multiple sites in the UK and focus on enabling new wind farm connections, including substation design, cable and overhead line designs, protection and control, along with civil works. Two-thirds of the SPEN framework projects will involve modernizing existing substations and will include several design projects, including switchgear and electrical replacement, transformer and reactor refurbishment and supporting civil works. The remaining one-third will focus on connecting end-users to their renewable energy.