Hinkley Connection Project
The main construction work on the Hinkley Connection Project will be carried out by tier one contractors that specialise in electricity transmission infrastructure.
We are removing 65 kilometres (40 miles) of existing 132,000 volt overhead line between Bridgwater and Avonmouth substations and put up 46.6 kilometres (29 miles) of 400,000 volt overhead line. Over eight kilometres (five miles) of the new connection would be placed underground through and either side of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), leaving this part of the Mendip Hills free from pylons for the first time in more than 40 years. Eight kilometres (five miles) of existing 132,000 volt overhead line from Nailsea to Portishead substation would also be put underground.
Opportunities for local contractors to work on behalf of tier one contractors will be promoted on CompeteFor as they arise. If you are interested in working on the project, please register below.