£9m power line refurbishment gets underway

National Grid has started work on a £9.32m project to refurbish the high voltage power line running from Penwortham to Kirkby.

£9m power line refurbishment gets underway

Engineers will be painting and replacing some steelwork on 102 pylons on a 35km section of line between April and November. Electricity supplies will continue uninterrupted during the work.

The power line which supplies electricity across West Lancashire was built in 1958.

Martin Bretherton, National Grid project engineer, said: “Our highly skilled engineers will be working to make sure that this power line operates efficiently for many years to come. We are proud of the fact that our network of lines delivers electricity safely and efficiently, day in, day out, to millions of people across the country.”

The overhead line runs north from Kirkby substation to the east of Ormskirk and Burscough, the west of Croston and Longton before reaching the substation west of Penwortham. The line runs mainly in rural areas and site teams will be working during daylight hours.


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