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Clancy appointed to £1 billion SSEN partnership


Clancy has been appointed to Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN) record £1 billion Capital Delivery Agreements partnership, as the network operator rolls out ambitious upgrade plans.

Clancy will be one of three suppliers working to improve the capacity, connections and resilience of SSEN’s network in its southern region. 

We will be responsible for the area that includes the major towns and cities of Reading, Basingstoke, Southampton and Portsmouth.

With an overall investment of £3.6 billion during ED2 by SSEN, Clancy will be delivering around £400 million of works over an up-to eight-year period.  The work will focus on critical network improvements, expansion projects to support regional growth, and increased demand for electrical connections as part of the UK’s drive to net zero.

The work will primarily involve building new substations, completing cable replacements and upgrading the area’s existing assets.  The programme will also improve the efficiency of the network helping reduce the impact of repair and maintenance works for customers.  Clancy’s proven expertise in this field, along with its high-quality health and safety standards, will help SSEN as it continues to work to meet its commitments for the RIIO-ED2 price control period. 

Ronan Clancy, executive director at Clancy, commented:

“We’re delighted announce our involvement in this major partnership.  Our long-standing experience in this field and depth of skillsets mean that we are well-placed to support SSEN in its goals to further improve and consolidate the electricity infrastructure in this region, as well as work toward its sustainability goals.

“As a sector, we are well aware of the importance of simultaneously meeting our net zero targets and delivering an exceptional experience for customers. This programme will be vital to progressing both commitments and delivering the smarter, greener infrastructure that the country needs.”



Notes to editors

Clancy builds and maintains smarter, greener infrastructure that is fit for the future. 

Working across major frameworks and alliances in energy and water, as well as supporting ground-breaking infrastructure programmes, the business is one of the UK’s largest privately owned, independent contractors –employing, training and supporting over 3,000 people across a network of eight UK offices.

With a 65-year track record in technical expertise and innovation, Clancy is committed to continual investment in better tools and ways of working – making lives better for growing families up and down the UK.

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