Murphy snaps up Carillion’s power business

The UK’s J Murphy & Sons has snapped up Carillion’s UK power framework business for an undisclosed sum.

The agreement announced today means Carillion employees will join Murphy as Murphy takes over Carillion’s position on National Grid’s electricity overhead lines, substation and underground cable framework contracts.

These frameworks provide the opportunity for Murphy to work with National Grid delivering planned replacement and refurbishment schemes on their 33kV to 400kV transmission network spanning England and Wales.

Murphy also becomes the new joint venture partner of Eltel forming the MEJV on the overhead line and T Pylon framework.

John Murphy, CEO at Murphy, said: "This represents an excellent strategic fit for the business, allowing us to bring a full range of services across the power sector for our customers both in the UK and internationally".

The frameworks include the 20km, 400Kv overhead line from Richborough to Canterbury that will connect the Nemo Link interconnector from Belgium with the UK transmission network.

Image: Murphy has worked on the UK National Grid’s seven-year project to reinforce London’s underground high voltage network (J Murphy & Sons)

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