A £600,000 investment has been made to help safeguard power supplies in the Boston area.
Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the Midlands region, has refurbished and reinforced two high voltage power lines which span the River Haven.
Engineers have carried out the work on the lines which are suspended from forty metre crossing pylons – two-and-a-half times taller than standard – to enable shipping access to Boston Dock.
The work forms part of an initiative which also involves repainting eight pylons, rewiring and installing new fittings on the overhead lines and reconfiguring cables in a nearby substation.
WPD’s investment will help to further safeguard supply reliability to around 13,500 customers in Langrick, Stickney, Mount Bridge and Wrangle and it will also better accommodate any increased demands placed on the power network in the future.
“It ensures that we can provide a high level of service to these areas in the long term by improving the infrastructure and security of our electricity network,” said James Bradley, WPD’s projects team, manager for the area.
This investment is in addition to the £145,000 being spent on improving electrical supplies in Wrangle – meaning a total of £745,000 is being spent on the area.
WPD is the distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales, and is responsible for delivering electricity to approximately 7.8 million customers in the UK.