04 Oct 2022

Maintech Power secures prestigious University of Cambridge electricity network upgrade contract

Maintech Power, the complex high voltage electrical engineering and maintenance specialist, which is part of the Fulcrum Group, has secured a prestigious project to future proof The University of Cambridge’s electricity network.

Having been responsible for maintaining the university’s extensive private electric network infrastructure for more than a decade, Maintech was invited to tender and was subsequently awarded the project.

The five-month project involves the installation of upgraded Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) cables in part of the network, which provides essential power to university buildings undertaking important long-term research projects.

To enable the replacement of existing cables with the new infrastructure, Maintech engineers will undertake a programme of sensitive excavation works in public areas close to the historic university buildings.

Once completed, the upgraded infrastructure will form part of the network that is operated and maintained by Maintech, which is based in Suffolk alongside sister company Dunamis.

Maintech and Dunamis are among a small number of specialist electrical infrastructure businesses capable of delivering highly complex projects up to 132kV.

The two companies have a strong track record in providing electrical infrastructure, and subsequently the management and maintenance, for installations such as onshore wind farms, solar farms, battery storage facilities as well as residential, commercial and industrial developments.

We are very proud to expand our longstanding relationship with The University of Cambridge with this important project to future-proof the electrical network.

With our knowledge of the network, together with our capabilities for the delivery, management and maintenance of complex high voltage systems, Maintech is expertly placed to deliver this project and support the important academic research and learning that takes place at the university.

Richard Jupp, Divisional Director

Maintaining a robust power network is essential for the smooth running of the entire university campus and this upgrade will support the current and future requirements. Maintech has been a trusted partner of the university for several years and we were pleased to award them this project following our thorough tender process.

Jim Frost, Electrical Design Engineer from The University of Cambridge

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