National Grid, which owns and operates T&D networks in the United Kingdom and United States, has selected preferred partners for new five-year contracts worth up to 2.8 billion pounds that will be a significant part of the overall potential capital investment to upgrade and develop the electricity transmission network across England and Wales. These companies have been chosen as preferred partners for the overhead and line cable alliances:

  • East: Balfour Beatty Group

  • West: AMEC, Babcock and Moss MacDonald.

The following companies were chosen for the substation alliances:

  • Southeast: AREVA, Skanska and Mott MacDonald

  • South Wales and West: Morrisons Utility Services, Jacobs and Mitsubishi Electric

  • Central: ABB, Morgan Est and Atkins

  • North: Siemens, PB Power and J Murphy & Sons Ltd.