Murphy snaps up Carillion’s UK power business

Collapsed construction and facilities management giant Carillion’s UK power business has been sold for an undisclosed sum. J Murphy & Sons is taking over Carillion’s position on National Grid’s electricity overhead lines, substations and underground cable framework contracts. It will work with the grid operator to deliver planned replacement and refurbishment schemes on their 33kV […]

UK supports revolutionary green project in the UAE

The UK has supported a contract to build a revolutionary environmental building in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Loans from UK Export Finance (UKEF) helped Carillion secure a contract worth “tens of millions of pounds” to build environmental management company Bee’ah’s new headquarters in Sharjah, UAE. The building, which was was designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned British […]

Carillion to supply £30m Dudgeon wind farm cable

UK contractor Carillion has been awarded the contract to supply the onshore cable for a 402MW wind project located off eastern England. The Dudgeon Offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar, will generate enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes every year. Carillion will design, supply and install 288 kilometres […]

50 building firms beg Cameron not to roll back green levy

The leaders of more than 50 top UK building companies wrote to the Prime Minister this week asking him to leave the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) alone. David Cameron has launched a review into “green levies” raising the prospect some could be chopped in the Government’s Autumn Statement in December. The letter from the UK […]

Pylons getting upgrades

The network operator for London and the South East has dished out contracts worth £26million to upgrade some of its power lines. Over the next two years, Carillion, Costain and Electricity Network Solutions will refurbish and rebuild the steel pylons which carry 33,000 volts and 132,000 volts. New fibre optic cables will also be put […]

Contractors top carbon reduction league table

Construction companies BAM Group and Skanska topped the list for energy efficiency in the final 2011/12 table in the UK. The Environment Agency published the much-awaited Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Performance League Table (PLT), which ranks companies for their energy efficiency performance. According to the table, BAM Group achieved a 65% cut in its carbon […]

Big businesses form green UK finance company

A group of businesses have formed a collective to work with government to help finance the Green Deal. The Green Deal Finance Consortium will provide finance to all Green Deal Providers by accessing the cheapest sources of finance in the market at the highest possible credit rating. The Department of Energy and Climate Change say […]

DECC announce delay on Energy Bill

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced that the Department for Energy and Climate Change is expecting the Energy Bill to go through later than expected. He said: “We’re now expecting that we get Royal Assent for the Energy Bill, including the primary legislation for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation, early in the autumn. […]