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NIA SSEPD 0014: Underground Cable Overlay Cost Reduction

Key activities

The project aims to investigate whether two identified cable overlay methods could reduce the cost and disturbance caused to the customers due to the cable overlay activity.

Expected outcomes

The project aims to determine the effectiveness (positive or negative) of the innovative cable overlay methods in comparison to the traditional open-cut trench approach. The effectiveness will be measured through variation of the unit cost of cable overlay (quantitative information), variation of the disturbance caused due to the innovative cable overlay method (qualitative information) and variation in the environmental impact of the cable overlay process (qualitative and/or quantitative information).


NIA £960,000

Start/end date

2015 – 2017

Project Manager

Colin Mathieson