Balfour signs deal with Koreans for UK power transmission jobs
Balfour Beatty has struck a deal with south Korean construction giant Hoban Group to work together on the design and delivery of large-scale onshore power transmission and distribution projects across the UK.
Taihan manufactures, supplies and fits high power cable
It will work with Taihan Cable and Solution Co, a specialist cabling subsidiary of Hoban Group.
The partnership will operate with a focus on delivering sustainable, low-carbon solutions, prioritizing Modern Methods of Construction and Building Information Modelling to drive efficiencies and productivity on future projects.
Chris Johnson, chief technology officer at Balfour Beatty, said: “At Balfour Beatty, our unique end-to-end capabilities means we are perfectly positioned to capitalise on the emerging UK energy market opportunities and deliver the critical national infrastructure required for the UK to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
“This latest partnership with Hoban Group is built on true collaboration and will further strengthen our ability to deliver high quality sustainable solutions for large-scale onshore Power Transmission and Distribution projects.”
Kim Sun Kyu, chairman of Hoban Group, said “The partnership will strengthen the strategic relationship two parties have been developing and we will deliver collaborative business models such as exchange of technical knowledge and resources. This collaboration will assist UK Government’s Net Zero target.”
This latest partnership bolsters Balfour Beatty’s other Memorandum of Understanding deals with Aker Solutions and Holtec Britain, signed last year for the energy sector.