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Smith Brothers secures ICP contract with P3P Partners

High-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has secured an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) contract with sustainable energy specialist P3P Partners, to provide turnkey electrical engineering services on a forthcoming North Yorkshire project.

A leading provider of combined heat and power (CHP) services, P3P develops energy-efficient centres across the UK and has previously delivered state-of-the-art solutions to such household names as Jaguar Land Rover and Hilton Hotels.

Having located the site, negotiated with the landowner and Norther Powergrid, and ultimately secured the connection, Smith Brothers has now been appointed by P3P as the ICP for the forthcoming mixed technology project.

Smith Brothers will be responsible for delivering a 66kV, 49.9MW ICP connection and private works across the site.

The scheme of works will include the design, construction, installation and testing of a Northern Powergrid (NPg), 66kV substation, and a private, 66/33kV substation. Due to the nature of the site, the team will be required to conduct specialist Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) for a section of the cable route.

Commenting on the partnership, P3P’s project manager Evan Thomson said: “We have worked with the Smith Brothers team previously and were impressed by their efficient project management and delivery. We’re looking forward to working with the team on this and subsequent schemes.”

Dave Ogden, managing director at Smith Brothers, added: “We are delighted to be working with P3P once again – particularly on one of our own sites. As one of the CHP sector’s biggest players, it’s great to cement their place within our growing client portfolio with this second project.

“Of course, we are no strangers to complex renewables assignments, having completed over 50 large-scale connections in the past year alone.”

Headquartered in Elland, West Yorkshire, Smith Brothers is a high-voltage power engineering contractor and accredited ICP, specialising in delivering turnkey network connection packages across an array of sectors – including renewable energy, utilities, industrial and commercial.