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Jacobs and Morrison Energy Services joint venture, J1M, has been awarded contracts to support a trio of substation projects under National Grid’s six-year Substations Engineering Procurement Construction Framework.

A joint venture between US-based project delivery firm Jacobs and Morrison Energy Services has penned contracts to support National Grid’s Pembroke, Lackenby and Bramley substation projects.

As principal designer and contractor, J1M has embarked on detailed design and early works on the Pembroke substation scheme in Wales to connect it to Ireland’s Greenlink interconnector. Work includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a new 400kV gas-insulated switchgear extension in the existing substation.

J1M is also supporting the connection of the Dogger Bank C windfarm on the east coast at Teesside into the transmission network at Lackenby substation. When complete this will connect an installed generation capacity of 1.2GW from Dogger Bank C – providing enough clean energy to power up to two million homes.

In Hampshire, J1M will deliver National Grid’s 25kV Holly Cross substation and connect it to the Bramley 400kV substation to supply Network Rail. The joint venture will also support in managing rural ecological requirements and local stakeholder engagement on all projects.

Jacobs’ people and places solutions senior vice president Europe and digital strategies Donald Morrison described the three projects as “essential” in expanding transmission capacity to the grid amid the U.K.’s ambition to quadruple energy from offshore wind by 2030.

The US-based company is already providing end-to-end solutions for offshore wind power development efforts such as Germany’s SuedLink Program while also exploring the feasibility of the production and supply of green hydrogen for renewable energy company RWE’s Pembroke Power Station.

What’s more, Morrison Energy Services managing director Peter Carolan added that the contract awards represented “a great opportunity” for the firm to help drive forward the U.K.’s transition to the sustainable energy systems.

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