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Essential Refurbishment

Cottam to High Marnham Overhead Line Refurbishment

East Midlands

Our overhead line running between Cottam and High Marnham, in Nottinghamshire, has been in service since the mid 1960’s. In order to ensure that the line continues to provide a reliable supply of electricity to homes and businesses in the area in the years to come, some essential refurbishment work is now required.

Project description

The overhead line runs for approximately 8km, mostly over farmland, and consists of 27 pylons. This essential refurbishment will involve replacing some of the fixtures, fittings and steelworks on the existing pylons along the route, as well as some pylon repainting. The work will ensure that the line continues to deliver a safe and reliable supply both now and in the future.  

The main refurbishment work taking place from the Spring of 2021 and we expect all works to be finished by 31st July 2021.  

Our experienced contractor, Balfour Beatty, will be carrying out the work and our working hours will be 7:30am to 6pm Monday to Sunday.

The refurbishment work will have no impact on power supplies in the area.

How Will These Works Affect Me?

We aim to complete the works with minimal disruption to local communities. Most of the pylons are on farmland but where the pylons are closer to individual homes and businesses, we will notify the occupiers of those properties in advance.

If you have any questions or enquiries about this refurbishment, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 279 3408 or email us at [email protected].  

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