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Jacobs/Morrison Utility Services Joint Venture Awarded Position on National Grid’s Six-year Transmission Substation Delivery Framework

Posted: 21st April 2021

DALLAS – Jacobs (NYSE:J)/Morrison Utility Services Joint Venture (JV) has been awarded a place on National Grid’s six-year Substations Engineering Procurement Construction Framework in the U.K. The framework will provide collaborative and long-term support through program management, early contractor involvement, design and construction to deliver National Grid’s performance-based substation regulatory program under RIIO-T2, where revenue generated is realized through a combination of incentives, innovation and outputs. National Grid estimates the contract value at $1.3 billion (£1 billion).

As principal designer and principal contractor, the Jacobs/Morrison Utility Services Joint Venture will deliver new build, extension, replacement and decommissioning of high voltage electricity substations. The framework aims to develop the transmission network to maintain security of supply, while facilitating the ongoing transition to and connection of low-carbon generation and renewable technology.

“This project creates further opportunities to build on more than 13 years of working collaboratively with National Grid,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison. “We look forward to driving innovative solutions to reduce benchmark costs and program duration, enabling transition to the sustainable energy system of the future.”

The JV will also focus on solutions to challenge convention and help National Grid support the low-carbon economy, using innovation to reduce materials, cost, carbon and scheduling. Organizational and delivery behaviors are aligned with the Project 13 Framework, an industry-led response to infrastructure delivery models in the U.K, where performance is incentivized against outcomes, using collaborative and integrated teams to challenge and maximize value.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, InstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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