E.ON have been selected to supply power requirements across the entire Nottingham Express Transit network and related premises. The three year deal has been signed between E.ON and Tramlink Nottingham as the consortium seek to honour their commitment to use local suppliers whether possible (the energy company is one of Nottinghamshire’s largest employers).
Roger Harrison, Chairman of Tramlink Nottingham, said: “We are looking forward to working alongside E.ON as we deliver a world-class tram service. Obviously, a reliable power supply is absolutely essential to us and we believe we have selected strong partners. We have made a major commitment to work with local suppliers wherever possible to ensure the benefits to the local economy are maximised.”
David Topping, Director of Corporates at E.ON, added: “As a company with strong roots in the greater Nottingham area, we’re delighted to have won this contract and we look forward to working with Tramlink, especially as it pushes forward with the project to expand the network. It’s fantastic to see how our two companies are demonstrating a real
commitment to growing Nottingham’s economy by working closely together. We help
customers to become energy fit – by reducing their bills and carbon emissions – and Tramlink is a great way for the people of Nottingham to join in with that from a transport perspective.”
The current power demand of the network is 7 million kilowatt-hours which is the equivalent of 2,100 average UK homes. In addition to supplying the current network E.ON are working with Taylor Woodrow Alstom Joint Venture (part of the Tramlink consortium) to provide electricity grid connections for the main construction site of phase two at Toton.