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Global Infrastructure lands multi-million pound SSEN Transmission construction contract



Global Infrastructure (Scotland) has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by SSEN Transmission for the design and construction of two strategic storage facilities in Dundee and Inverness.

The pair of 7500 sqm warehouses at the Claverhouse East Industrial Estate in Dundee and at Inverness Airport Business Park are required to facilitate the continued expansion and maintenance of the country’s electricity network.

Beauly-based civil engineering contractor Global Infrastructure has recently commenced work on the Inverness facility, where a temporary compound will be constructed. Works in Dundee will begin in January 2024, with the projects having a combined duration of 62 weeks.

Global Infrastructure managing director David MacDonald said: “The new strategic warehouse facilities which we will deliver in early 2025 will be vital to the build out and maintenance of the electricity network as part of the government’s drive to net zero.

“The structures in Dundee and Inverness will incorporate heavy lifting facilities, areas for oil filled plant, bespoke storage areas, office and welfare areas for staff and the latest electric vehicle charging points and photovoltaics installations.”

John Baillie, project manager at SSEN Transmission, said: “The new sites will provide us with state of the art facilities which will support us to effectively manage and maintain the high-voltage electricity transmission network, helping us drive towards delivering a network for net zero.

“It is an exciting time for SSEN Transmission as we continue to expand across the north of Scotland, building an electricity transmission network to help tackle the climate emergency by connecting and transporting Scotland’s vast renewable resources to where it is needed most.”

James Campbell, chair of Inverness Airport Business Park, added: “SSEN Transmission’s facility is a very significant development for the business park and the Inverness economy and illustrates the benefits for the area of investment in the infrastructure that will be needed to achieve net zero goals.”

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