Vinci buys overhead power line specialist

Grant Prior 11 months ago
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VINCI Energies has acquired high voltage overhead line specialist NorPower.

From left to right: Neil Lamont (Operations Director, NorPower), Scott Van Der Vord (CEO, VINCI Energies UK & RoI) and Alistair MacLeod (Managing Director, NorPower)
From left to right: Neil Lamont (Operations Director, NorPower), Scott Van Der Vord (CEO, VINCI Energies UK & RoI) and Alistair MacLeod (Managing Director, NorPower)

Scotland based NorPower specialises in wood pole and steel overhead lines construction, installation, reconfiguration and refurbishment across the UK and employs 30 staff.

NorPower represents Vinci’s second acquisition in Scotland in the past two years, as well as the opening of new design offices in Glasgow.

Scott VAN DER VORD, Chief Executive Officer, VINCI Energies UK & ROI, said: “We are delighted to welcome NorPower into the VINCI Energies Group and specifically to our network of decentralised businesses in the UK and Ireland.

“NorPower will be a great addition to our Group enabling us to further enhance our offerings and experience in the HV Overhead Line segment.

“We now look forward to welcoming over 30 new colleagues who join the Group and the opportunity to work with the directors in the future to build on the success they have built up with their staff over the past 20 years across the UK.”

Alistair MacLeod & Neil Lamont, NorPower Directors added: “We are pleased to begin NorPower’s next chapter as part of VINCI Energies UK & ROI.

“Whilst we thank our clients and suppliers for their business and support to date, we know we can use the strength of the VINCI Energies network of Business Units in the UK and around the world to better serve our customers during the current period of unprecedented investment in energy infrastructure and beyond.

“The Group’s business model will give us the double benefit of driving NorPower’s growth whilst looking after and providing new opportunities for our loyal and skilled workforce who have always been our key priority and whom we sincerely thank.”

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