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Second phase of electricity cable work in progress along side of River Ribble

Posted on - 3rd February, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, News, Penwortham
Electricity North West engineers

Electricity North West engineers

Work on the next phase of a huge electricity upgrade project is under way.

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Electricity North West is laying miles of new underground cables and spending £2 million on ensuring the power supply to 4,000 homes is maintained.

Oil-filled cables which have been in place for more than 50 years are being replaced with new environmentally-friendly cables.

The cable is being run under part of the old tram road and then along the footpath on the side of the River Ribble.

Tim Groom, major projects manager for Electricity North West, said: “We’re delighted to start the next phase of this essential project, which will help provide a secure power supply to thousands of local homes and businesses for many more years to come.

“It is also a great opportunity for us to replace ageing oil-filled cables which have the potential to impact on the local environment with new up-to-date environmentally-friendly underground power cables.

“We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption to customers while we carry out this essential work.”

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