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Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2

£30 million project, future-proof design, 
2 new primary substations, 7 internal substations.

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Industries

Our clients include some the highest profile public and private sector organisations with critical infrastructure on complex environment.

Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2

£30 million project, future-proof design, 
2 new primary substations, 7 internal substations.

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Solutions

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Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2

£30 million project, future-proof design, 
2 new primary substations, 7 internal substations.

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Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2

£30 million project, future-proof design, 
2 new primary substations, 7 internal substations.

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Rail





The rail industry in the UK is gradually evolving as new technologies become available and an increased demand is putting pressure on the associated energy infrastructure. The UK government has announced it will spend £48 billion on rail in 2019 to 2024, which is in addition to recent record rail funding as the government delivered the biggest rail modernisation programme for more than a century.

Case study

Great Western Electrification Project

Our work on GWEP enabled us to showcase our focus on innovation, and this was realised through the implementation of two ground-breaking initiatives: the Rationalised Autotransformer System and use of polyfibre-reinforced concrete.

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Increasing energy demands

As new rolling stock enter service across the UK’s rail networks, the trend for bigger, faster and more energy-hungry trains with additional customer conveniences like air conditioning, longer trains and more frequent services is placing pressure on existing infrastructure to keep up with the demand.

Energy infrastructure needs to be able to keep up with this demand, however, this can be very costly and time consuming, especially when new grid supply points are required which may take up to six years to commission.

The Digital Railway initiative will eventually contribute to energy demand issues by significantly increasing the capacity of railways for passenger and freight journeys. It is predicted there will be a billion extra passenger journeys by 2030 and at the same time, the network needs more space for freight trains, which shift £30 billion of goods every year.

Managing resilience and cost

A one-second power interruption can affect an airport’s operations for hours, if not days. Having an experienced strategic energy infrastructure partner enables airports to outsource the design, build, management, operation and maintenance of their electrical assets. This enables the airport to remove the risk associated with managing these assets themselves and to focus on their day-to-day core business and their customers.

Airports are looking to reduce their energy consumption year-on-year whilst amaintaing security of supply. This can be achieved through on-site renewable generation and battery storage, replacing lighting with LEDs and keeping energy consumption low as the expectations of customers, retailers and airlines are increasing.

Case study

High Speed 1

Implementing new energy technologies

Technologies to help reduce the energy demand on the network, such as regenerative braking, and addressing the risk of energy losses through the network are currently underway, however, now is the time to investigate solutions like energy storage and renewable generation to improve efficiencies and reduce carbon, and be prepared for the impact of the Digital Railway.

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Sustainability and energy efficiency

Changes to energy use in the rail sector is not limited to traction power. Renewable generation like solar PV is becoming more common at stations and maintenance depots, and with the uptake of electric vehicles continuing to increase, customers and staff will expect charging infrastructure to be available in station car parks.

As consumption increases at stations themselves due to customer demand, efficiency strategies will need to be developed to offset these increases, reduce costs and enable sustainable power consumption.

These are our areas of focus as we work with Network Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and High Speed 1 to deliver traction power and innovative energy solutions.

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