Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £25 million (US$38 million) project by Dong Energy to construct a high voltage onshore substation as part of the new Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm. Work to construct the substation is due to start in January 2016, with Balfour Beatty responsible for the build at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. The facility will enable the transfer of electricity from the Hornsea offshore wind farm to the adjacent, existing National Grid substation.
The project includes the construction of core buildings and compounds, the installation of low voltage electricity equipment, low voltage cables, and communication cables as well as roads, paths, drainage and landscaping. Balfour Beatty will be the principal contractor during the 2.5 year contract, which also includes the installation of high voltage electrical equipment by third parties. The windfarm is the third onshore substation in the UK from Dong Energy which has been awarded to Balfour Beatty.