Energy has become an
indispensible part of daily life

Compass is specialist in:
> operationally secure networks
> future-proof smart grids
> state-of-the-art connections
> high- and mid-voltage

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Communication is developing
at a rapid pace

Compass is specialist in:
> made-to-measure fibre optic techniques
> outside the box solutions
> quality as opposed to quantity
> future-oriented optic design

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Both people and products are
becoming increasingly mobile

Compass is specialist in:
> dynamic traffic management
> electro-mechanical systems (E&M)
> Tunnel Technical Installation (TTI)

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132KV overhead diversion scheme Bristol

3 May 2016

Compass were thrilled to be awarded the Principal Contractor role for a 132kV Overhead Diversion Scheme in Bristol. This scheme is the first one awarded to Compass by Western Power Distribution, the UK’s best performing Distribution Network Operator.

The challenge is to divert two 132 KV overhead lines underground to allow a new housing development to be built in the Lyde Green area of Bristol. The 1600m plus cable route involves a 400m section of directional drilling beneath an environmentally sensitive area of common land. Key stakeholders include the highways agency who need to close the M4, one of the UK’s busiest motorways to allow the overhead lines to be safely removed, the consortium of housing developers who need the diversions carried out with minimal impact on their own works, and the local residents who use the area on  a regular basis for leisurely activities.

Key to success of the project is Compass professional approach which has allowed us to work in close conjunction with the other specialist contractors on site, including OHL contractor, scaffolding contractor and the developers consortium itself. The proactive approach to these crucial interfaces has enabled the project to keep on schedule and within budget. Despite a number of external challenges to the programme, the Compass management and in house engineering team have gone the extra mile to ensure a safe, high quality delivery for our client.