S-64E Completes its First Transmission Line in UK
Erickson S-64E air crane with Balfour Beatty to build a transmission line for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) connecting Dorenell Wind Farm between Aberdeen and Inverness
Erickson, March 05, 2018 - PORTLAND, Oregon — Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, contracted with Balfour Beatty to build a transmission line for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE), connecting renewable energy from the Dorenell Wind Farm to a transmission network at Blackhillock, Scotland between Aberdeen and Inverness.
The project provides new sources of electricity with minimal impact on the land environment and is the first of its kind for Erickson in Europe.
President of Commercial Aviation Services, Andrew Mills commented, “We like being part of new innovative projects that are a win-win-win. This project is good for the citizens of northern Scotland as they have access to renewable energy, it is a better option for the environment and it is good for our customer. We appreciate the opportunity to bring our expertise and efficiency to Balfour Beatty’s project.”
About Erickson: Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Defense and National Security, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Aviation Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, transmission line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift).
With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia.
About Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. With 30,000 employees, they provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. They finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
Their main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years they have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.
With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks, they deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.
Current projects within our portfolio include the £121m NEMO Link (www.nemo-link.com) - the fifth major interconnector into the UK which supports Europe’s ‘super grid’ and a €219 million project for ElecLink to install an HVDC 1000MV electricity interconnector between France and the UK via the Channel Tunnel.