Trenchless Washover System
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
The replacement of underground cables is usually carried out by open excavation which creates significant disruption, incurs significant cost and has a significant impact on the environment. The general public and business community are increasingly less tolerant of road closures and delays due to infrastructure works.
To develop and trial a system to allow in situ replacement of existing underground cables with new cables.