Omexom Taylor Woodrow (OTW) joint venture named as an Enterprise Delivery Partner on National Grid’s Great Grid Partnership.

Omexom Taylor Woodrow joint venture, trading as OTW, has been successful in being awarded a position as an Enterprise Delivery Partner to deliver National Grid’s Great Grid Upgrade.

Part of the Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework, this major electricity transmission upgrade, required to move more clean energy across the country to help the UK achieve its net zero ambitions, is the largest overhaul of electricity grid in generations.

OTW joins six other supply chains partners onto the Great Grid Partnership (GGP) which will initially provide nine major onshore electricity transmission upgrades in England and Wales by 2030, which forms part of a £9bn supply chain framework that will also support infrastructure projects beyond 2030. It will help the UK reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and make sure the electricity network is fit for the future, carrying more clean, secure energy from where it is generated to where it is needed.

L-R top row:  Kate Hall – AECOM – Arup JV, Simon Innis – Omexom /Taylor Woodrow (OTW), Alain Loosveld – Morrison Energy Services,  John Murphy – Murphy,  Simon Smith – Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Paul Tremble – WSP, Madeleina Loughrey-Grant – Laing O’Rourke
L-R bottom row: Matt Staley – National Grid, Julie Taylor – National Grid, Carl Trowell – National Grid, Katie O’Hara – National Grid

It is predicted that the UK demand for electricity will increase by 50% by 2035 and double by 2050. In the short term, this means the energy sector must deliver 5 times the amount of electricity transmission infrastructure in the next 6 years than has been built in the past 30 years. This is a significant challenge for the energy sector and the coming together of key supply chains partners onto the Great Grid Partnership is a great answer to these unprecedented electricity transmission upgrade requirements.

Phil Skegg, Managing Director, Taylor Woodrow, comment: “We are not only excited but highly motivated to be playing such a key role in enabling the energy transition in the UK as we strive for Net Zero. Congratulations to all those involved, a fantastic result.”

Simon Innis, Managing Director, Omexom UK & Ireland said: “ Omexom is committed to achieving the potential of the energy transition, and this unprecedented electricity network upgrade aligns perfectly with our core mission. We are deligthed to have been selected to play a vital role in enabling England and Wales achieve their much-needed environmental ambitions.”  

The combination of expertise from Taylor Woodrow, a leading Civil Engineering contractor, and Omexom, specialist in the design and construction of electricity infrastructure, responds perfectly to the needs of the Great Grid Partnership.

This partnership epitomises VINCI’s ability to synergise two of its subsidiaries, each offering distinct services, to effectively tackle vital infrastructure initiatives in support of the energy transition.