ScottishPower Energy Networks is set to carry out a £250,000 investment project to rebuild the 11,000 Volt overhead power line that runs between Westfield and Falkirk. The work is to rebuild the existing power line and further ensure the long-term reliability of electricity supplies in the area.
The project will be undertaken by ScottishPower’s service partner Freedom Network Services, and planned work includes the renewing of the main line structures and overhead wires. More than 6km of overhead line will be replaced and 10 engineers will work on the 3 month project.
Initial work is set to start in July 2013 and all work is expected to be completed by September 2013.
Andrew McKay at ScottishPower Energy Networks, said: “We are committed to investing in our electricity network, and this project will help to ensure that the network in Westfield and Falkirk is modern and robust, ensuring the security of supplies for decades to come.”
The company is writing to all local residents and key stakeholders to keep them informed of the work. Whilst every attempt is being made to avoid disturbance to the areas affected, to work safely on the 11,000 Volt line, there will be a number of interruptions to individual customers’ supplies. Anyone directly affected will receive detailed advanced notification nearer the time.
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