National Grid splashes £5m on painting pylons

The National Grid is splashing out nearly £5 million on painting its pylons around Newcastle and Yorkshire. The deal to paint electricity pylons was awarded to services company Fountains, part […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The National Grid is splashing out nearly £5 million on painting its pylons around Newcastle and Yorkshire.

The deal to paint electricity pylons was awarded to services company Fountains, part of OCS Group UK and is part of National Grid’s ongoing maintenance and refurbishment programme of their overhead line network in the UK.

A spokesperson from Fountains told ELN the colours used will be the standard yellow for the undercoat and grey green for the topcoat. Richard Linnell, Fountains’s Operations Director said he was “delighted” to be awarded the largest order for this type of work for National Grid.

The firm also recently completed a £500,000 contract for National Grid to replace anti-climbing guards and circuit identification plates on electricity towers in the south of England.