30m project to improve power supplies for Felixstowe The UK Power Networks project is boosting power supplies in the Felixstowe, Shotley and Dovercourt areas.
Work on the first phase has seen seven kilometres of trenches dug, one kilometre of cable laid, and new high voltage equipment installed between Ipswich and Felixstowe. The second phase will involve drilling under the rivers Orwell and Stour a coach outlet locations in orlando distance of 1.1km and 1.7km respectively effectively linking the peninsulas together under the riverbeds; digging trenches to lay new cables in Shotley; and laying 12km of 33,000 volt cables between Felixstowe, Shotley and Dovercourt. Archaeological work ahead of the trenches being dug has unearthed a number of interesting finds, including early Bronze Age round barrows, the foundations of an Iron Age round house and remnants of a Roman settlement. Project manager Chris Sugars said: "It's quite rare for electricity companies to undertake such a challenging project to drill beneath two major rivers, so we are bringing in expert teams to help us carry out this work. "Much of the first coach outlet sale 70% phase is on farmland and we have liaised with multiple organisations to safeguard natural habitats and archeological artefacts, such as the foundations of an Iron Age coach factory canada round house which were uncovered last year and the recent discoveries of medieval wells. "As well as drilling under the rivers during the summer, the second phase involves working in residential areas which will include a number of roadworks in the village of Shotley as we lay the new electricity cables.
"We have spoken with residents and local councils, and will continue to work closely with all those involved to keep disruption to a minimum during this complex project, which will boost the power supplies to 45,000 customers in south Suffolk and north Essex." Shotley Parish Council chairman Barrie Powell added: "We have been working closely with UK Power Networks to ensure the upcoming works cause minimal disruption to the local community and will continue doing so as the works progress" The whole project is due to be completed at the end of 2018. Once the new electricity cables are connected and electricity is flowing through them, more than 20km of overhead power lines will be removed from the scenic landscape along the River Orwell, improving the appearance of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Protection Areas along coach outlet sale 95555 the rivers and coastline.
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