Major projects
CityFibre FTTH partner
We would like to announce our new project with leading FTTH partner, CityFibre, to install FTTH to over 103,000 homes and businesses in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
This agreement with CityFibre is in line with the strategic partnerships with us and other construction and telecom companies to accelerate its plans to reach five million homes by 2025.

CityFibre’s total investment in the project is estimated to exceed £60 million. Preparatory construction work will begin in November 2019 and we at IQA will now significantly expand our recruitment drive. 

For more information visit: Press release
Repowering and expansion of the Viana 400/220/60 kV substation and the Gabela 220/60 kV substation (Angola)

Since 2018 a dedicated team within IQA has been working with Elecnor on the upgrade of two major substations in Angola. The refurbishment of these two sites is part of an Angolan government initiative that will completely transform the electricity network in one of Africa’s most rapidly-developing nations, harnessing the power generated by a series of new hydroelectric dams that will bring cleaner and more reliable power to the sprawling capital city Luanda, as well as the facilitation of rural electrification, giving power to areas in the country’s expansive tropical interior that are otherwise without.

This project is partly funded by U.K. Export Finance (UKEF) and is the first of many such ventures that we at IQA will look to undertake in Africa. Working closely with our parent company Elecnor, we are sourcing high-value equipment from U.K. manufacturers which is then exported and installed on site. An intercontinental initiative based in Glasgow. 

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Internal mains high-rise project

Location: Paisley (Scotland)

Client: SP Energy Networks

Amount: excess of £500k

Start date: January 2019

Finish Date: July 2019


HSE notifiable CDM site, 4 individual blocks upgraded, 90 flats per block (360 units). It was identified by SPEN as 'end of life' and requiring a full lateral mains upgrade. Over 18km of cable installed carried out by authorised Electricians including adult trainees allowing them to widen their skill base. As well as upgrading laterals, all main service industrial cut-outs were upgraded (2 per block, 400a) by IQA cable jointers. Regular meetings with local authority keeping tenants best interests in mind. Regular site visits by IQA H&S and SPEN safety teams.

Llanfaelog-Malltraeth 11kV rebuild

Location: Llanfaelog and Malltraeth (North Wales)

Client: SP Energy Networks

Amount: £320,000.00

Start date: August 2019 Finish Date: September 2019


Rebuild of the existing 11kV line, replacing 132 poles and 30 Km of conductor, improving the network for 300 customers.

Llangaffo-Brynsiencyn 11kV refurbishment

Location: Llangaffo and Brynsiencyn (North Wales).

Client: SP Energy Networks

Amount: £540,000.00 Start date: January 2019

Finish Date: March 2019


Refurbishment of the existing 11kV line, replacing 241 poles and 12 Km of conductor, improving the network for 800 customers.

Hunterston 400kV balance of plant substation

Location: Hunterston  (Scotland)

Client: SP Energy Networks

Amount: excess of £3,000,000.00

Start date: 2015 March

Finish Date: 2018 April


Installation of the new 400kV AIS switchgear and OHL gantries, installation of protection panels and secondary equipment and interfacing works between the GIS switchgear, AIS switchgear, protection and secondary equipment. Main items inclusive of protection panel installation, steelwork supply and erection, power and multicore cabling, termination and jointing works, refurbishment of 400kV bays in existing substation, testing and commissioning works.

Substation repair and maintenance framework contract

Location: Scotland

Client: SP Energy Networks

Amount: excess of £8,000,000.00

Start date: 2011

Finish Date: on-going


Supply and delivery of substation door replacement and joinery works. Supply and delivery of minor defect rectification works Supply and delivery of Electrical works inclusive of rewires to LV systems. Batteries replacement. Installation, charging and testing. Automation works. Standby and Emergency response. Design activities.