Power Transmission and Distribution

We are helping to transform the way that energy is supplied and managed – designing and building new substations, high voltage cable systems, new overhead transmission power lines and delivering specialist live line refurbishment services.

Meeting the global transmission and distribution challenges

Energy asset owners across the developed world in are investing in the maintenance, upgrade and replacement of ageing infrastructure as well as in the construction of new transmission and distribution networks and low carbon generation sources to meet the growing demand for energy.

In developing nations, the establishment of power networks is one of the keys to sustainable growth. Increasing levels of infrastructure investment in the developing world are presenting new growth areas and opportunities for the transmission and distribution sector.

The UK and North America face major challenges in meeting projected energy needs over the next few decades, whilst at the same time tackling climate change through new electricity generating technologies.

Our expertise

Carillion can call upon the expertise of over 3,500 employees in transmission and distribution. We have decades of relevant experience in safety-critical environments.

We are experts in turnkey solutions – from advice at project concept stage through to detailed design and build solutions. We are more than an engineering consultant. We are a full project delivery partner. With expertise in managing contracts, from major equipment vendors to installation specialists, we find opportunities to reduce the total cost.

Partnerships in North America

Rokstad, a Carillion company, provides a full suite of power line construction and maintenance services, with over 600 employees and an extensive fleet of equipment. Based in Western Canada, Rokstad has operations in strategic locations across Canada and the United States.

We are leveraging our global expertise to grow our transmission and distribution business with new and existing customers throughout North America.

“Rokstad’s knowledge, skills and culture complement our own.”

Carillion Chief Executive Richard Howson

We are becoming one of the largest suppliers to the Canadian and North American transmission and distribution market. We now have a full life cycle capability – from design and scope definition to construction, operations and maintenance.

Maintaining the UK’s energy infrastructure

In the UK, a major investment programme is under way to update and develop the high-voltage transmission network. This will maintain safe, secure and reliable electricity supplies across England and Wales. We are a delivery partner for National Grid, helping them deliver their capital infrastructure programme.

Carillion is undertaking projects to design and build new substations, cable systems and overhead lines at both 275kV and 400kV.

We  also support the offshore wind farm sector. Our teams provide services from FEED studies to full turnkey solutions in onshore cabling for offshore wind farms.  We design, supply, construct, install and test high voltage cables, from the point where the power comes ashore to the substation where the power enters the transmission network.

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