Kier has partnered with Western Power Distribution’s framework to deliver planned and reactive works across the East and West Midlands
After previous success in many areas across the Midlands, Kier will deliver excavation, cable laying and reinstatement works, including a 24/7 reactive service that is said to be valued at approximately £30m.
Commenting on the framework, Simon Havill from Western Power Distribution said: “We have built a strong reputation for delivering a reliable and safe electricity supply to homes and businesses, while offering the highest quality customer service.
“We look forward to working with Kier in the Midlands to help us maintain our high performance standards.”
Starting in September 2018 the framework agreement is set for an initial three years, which could be extended by a further two.
Kier will play a pivotal role in supporting Western Power Distribution’s 11kV to 33kV electrical works network that serves five million homes across the Midlands, spanning Gloucester to Coventry and Kidderminster.
Barry McNicholas, executive director of Kier Utilities said: “Our collaborative and longstanding partnership with Western Power Distribution across the South West region is testament to the trusted service that we provide.
“We are thrilled to have secured a place on WPD’s two Midlands frameworks meaning our skills and experience can be utilised in new areas of the country.
“This is a great example of how we have effectively blended the strengths and expertise of our teams to secure a new pipeline of work and we look forward to providing planned and reactive services to millions of homes and businesses across the Midlands.”
Since 2004, Kier has worked closely with Western Power Distribution to provide similar electrical works throughout the South-West of England.
Throughout the Midlands and over the past year, Kier has laid over 450km of cable, responded to 4959 ‘fault’ call outs and delivered an estimated 7,000 planned jobs.