Joint venture partners Omexom and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure (OMSI) are delighted to announce its selection as one of the ten contractors on SSEN Transmission's Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework.
This framework is a critical component of SSEN's 'Pathway to 2030' network redevelopment programme, which sets the blueprint for the electricity transmission network infrastructure required to enable the forecast growth in renewable electricity across Great Britain.
OMSI's involvement is a significant step toward upgrading the electricity transmission network, aligning with the UK and Scottish Governments' 2030 renewable energy and climate targets. Upon successful completion, this endeavour will be instrumental in achieving the renewable energy and climate change targets set forth by both the UK and Scottish Governments by 2030.
Additionally, this programme will promote energy independence by distributing locally sourced low-carbon power, reducing reliance on global energy markets.
With a strong track record in onshore electricity transmission projects, Omexom and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure are well-equipped for success. Having previously collaborated with SSEN Transmission on the Knocknagael to Tomatin project, enhancing Scotland's energy infrastructure with onshore wind integration.
"Drawing from our extensive experience, capabilities, and shared synergies, we are well-equipped for this framework, which will play a pivotal role in enhancing both the energy security of the network and the region for the foreseeable future."
Peter Kirk, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure's Energy and Water Business Unit, shared: "We are delighted to have been chosen as the preferred contractos for SSEN's latest framework. We are looking forward to continuing to build on our long standing partnership with SSEN and Omexom. Drawing from our extensive experience, capabilities, and shared synergies, we are well-equipped for this framework, which will play a pivotal role in enhancing both the energy security of the network and the region for the foreseeable future."
Simon Innis, Managing Director of Omexom UK & Ireland, echoed the sentiment: "We are pleased to have been selected for SSEN's Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment framework alongside our joint venture partner Morgan Sindall Infrastructure. This partnership reflects our shared dedication to achieving the energy transition, and Omexom's proven expertise and experience make us well-equipped to contribute to the attainment of the 'Pathway to 2030' goals. Together, we will upgrade the transmission network, advancing renewable energy integration for a greener energy landscape.”