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Multi-Million Pound Improvement to the Electricity Network in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, UK

National Grid UK is about to start work revamping the electricity lines and pylons between Mannington in Dorset and Nursling in Hampshire.
It’s National Grid’s job to make sure people are connected to the energy they use and the £5 million project will help ensure the region continues to receive a safe and reliable electricity supply.

The high voltage power line, which was built in 1966 and runs between Mannington and Nursling substations, is now reaching the end of its working life. However the revamp will give the overhead line a new lease of life as engineers replace the fixtures and fittings on all 115 pylons along the 40-km route which travels through Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. 

National Grid project manager Richard Gott said: "It's our job to ensure the region's electricity network is in first class working order and we need to make sure people get the power they want, when they want it. Most of the work will take place on private land and we will try and keep any disruption to a minimum. The work will not affect electricity supplies in the area."

The work is expected to be finished by April 2013.

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