CIGRE UK December Webinar

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Wednesday 12th December 2018 | 12.30 to 13.30.  

The London Power Tunnel. 

In February 2011, National Grid embarked upon a seven-year project to rewire the capital via deep underground tunnels, in order to meet increasing electricity demand and help London access the renewable energy of the future. In total 32km of tunnels have been constructed deep below the road network and over 190km of 400kV cables have been installed.
This talk will be led by Rory Elston, National Grid Project Engineer. It will include information on the whole project lifecycle, covering subjects such as needs case, project development, construction methodologies, cost, safety and commissioning. Along the way you will get answers to the most frequently asked questions about this essential mega-infrastructure project. The talk will conclude with a look at the future of major tunnelling projects within National Grid followed by a Q&A session.


Rory Elston is a project engineer working for National Grid delivering construction projects on the national electricity transmission network. As a project engineer Rory’s roles on the scheme include all areas of contract management as well as chairing and managing the Commissioning process. After graduating from University of Manchester he started his career as a project engineer working for Siemens on transmission substation projects in the North of England. He moved to London to work for National Grid on the London Power Tunnels project and has acted as project engineer across all elements of the scheme starting with tunnels and headhouses before moving onto the high voltage cable installation.

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CIGRE UK’s webinar series is kindly sponsored by: Burns & McDonnell