Ely company Stormport Professional Services plans to expand, having won six-year contract with UK Power Networks contract

PUBLISHED: 14:23 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:23 02 March 2017

Ely company Stormport Professional Services awarded UK Power Networks contract. PHOTO: Supplied.

Ely company Stormport Professional Services awarded UK Power Networks contract. PHOTO: Supplied.

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An Ely-based electrical engineering company is expanding having won a six-year contract from UK Power Networks.

Stormport Professional Services is to build depots near Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford and Peterborough, which will create a number of new jobs at the company .

The contract will see the company replace cables and substations across the East of England, as well as placing overhead lines underground.

Steve Wright, managing director at Stormport Professional Services, said: “The new contract builds on the strong working relationship between UK Power Networks and Stormport Professional Services, developed over the past seven years. “Understanding UK Power Networks’ drivers has allowed us to align our business to provide a customer focussed, flexible and technically proficient model to deliver the contract. UK Power Networks distributes approximately 27 per cent of the UK’s electricity, serving more than eight million customers in London, the South East and East of England. They are responsible for over 135,000 substations and 170,000 km of overhead lines and underground cable network.

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