National Above Ground Installation Renovation Campaign

Client:
National Grid Gas Transmission
Sector:
Energy
Location:
Scotland, East Anglia, West Midlands
Project size:
£21 million

The Challenge

A multi-disciplinary construction and refurbishment project delivered on time and on cost to significantly reduce network risk on one of National Grid’s largest engineering projects across the UK.

The National AGI Asset Health Campaign (NARC) is one of the 11 major asset health campaigns currently in progress over the Gas National Transmission System. At a total spend of £55m, is one of National Grid’s biggest engineering projects.

We have successfully completed year 1 and 2, year 3 is at practical completion and we are currently at detailed design stage for construction year 4 in 2020.

The Solution

The campaign covers a range of works at each site from full site re-builds to corrosion intervention. It includes invasive work requiring gas outages such as valve replacement, pipe-throughs and replacement block valve assemblies. It also includes actuator replacements, valve enhancements, such as new vent and sealant lines, various integrity-based work and an element of civils associated with mechanical work.

The scope of works includes:

  • Working alongside National Grid’s appointed designers – Mott MacDonald, and a dedicated NARC capital delivery team in National Grid.
  • Construction Design Management (CDM)
  • Programme and project management
  • Site Management, including acting as Principal Contractor.
  • Civils works, construction and refurbishment.
  • Decommissioning and demolition
  • Procurement of all temporary and permanent materials and supply chain management.
  • Programme integration with gas transmission and gas distribution works.
  • Protection and security systems, installation and commissioning.
  • Mechanical installation, testing and commissioning
  • Electrical and instrumentation works
  • Control system works
  • Third Party liaison support

The Impact

FES was selected as best for task contractor to deliver 42 projects over four years, at a total spend of £21m. We have successfully completed year 1 and 2, year 3 is at practical completion and we are currently at detailed design stage for construction year 4 in 2020.

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