Installing underground cables in Moira

In the coming months, NIE Networks will be investing £600,000 in Moira town centre to replace an overhead power line with underground cables.

Gary Morton, Project Delivery Engineer for NIE Networks, says this investment will benefit the local area. “As part of our ongoing programme of asset renewal, we will replace the high voltage overhead network in parts of Moira with underground cables. This part of the network is reaching the end of its lifecycle and we intend to replace this with a robust underground cable network. In removing around 23 poles and approximately three kilometres of overhead power lines, we will improve the visual apprearance of the community and improve the quality of electricity supply for our customers.

”Our experienced teams will work with our contractor Mills Contracts Ltd on the project and we have designed the programme to ensure homes and businesses in the area will be affected as little as possible. Any customer likely to have their electricity supply affected by this investment programme will be notified in advance of the date and time of the interruptions.”

Investing in Moira

Our programme of investment will begin in March 2017 and over the coming months our experienced lines teams and Mills Contracts will replace 3kms of overhead lines with underground cables.

The work includes the removal of 23 electricity poles, overhead lines and the installation of underground cables along the footpaths.

At NIE Networks, we are committed to providing a safe and reliable electricity network for our customers. This investment work will improve reliability, giving our customers in this growing area a greater security of supply.

We have written to over 774 customers in the area, who may be affected by this investment work. All householders and business owners will also be contacted prior to work commencing on their property. We may need to interrupt your electricity supply to allow our contractors to work safely, but we will give you notice so that you can make alternative arrangements. Our teams will work with you to Total amount invested £600,000 Customers in the area c750 Electricity poles recovered 23 Underground cables installed Overhead lines replaced 1.5km 3km ensure access to your home and business remains open.

The work will be concentrated along Main Street, Meeting House Street, Rawdon Place, Claremont, Demense Grove, Berwick Heights, Old Kilmore Road and Earlsfort.

Our investment work will run from March 2017 and will complete by September 2017.

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