Capula has been selected by National Grid to be a key supplier on their Substation Control System (SCS) upgrade framework. This strategic framework has been created by National Grid to cover the refurbishment and replacement of obsolete control systems and will include, but not be limited to 66 substation sites nationally.
As part of the framework agreement, Capula will be responsible for carrying out a range of control system activities including capture, definition, system design, building and testing, installation, commissioning and producing high quality and detailed documentation. Upgrade works will continue to take place on 12 substation sites throughout 2016 and a further 19 substation sites in 2017, with all remaining works expected to be completed by 2019/2020.
Capula’s selection followed a rigorous review of its IMPERIUM Substation Control solution where standards in quality and delivery expertise were assessed. Furthermore, specialist Capula engineers will continue to deliver specific communication protocols required by National Grid, as well as deploy innovative new technologies that reduce electrical outage times to minutes rather than days or weeks, thus helping to maximise the availability of the electrical network.