Balfour Beatty appoints new Power Transmission and Distribution MD

Balfour Beatty appoints new Power Transmission and Distribution MD

Tony Wilson

Balfour Beatty has appointed Tony Wilson as managing director of its UK Power Transmission and Distribution (Power T&D) business.

Tony will be responsible for delivering the business’ growth plans, fuelled by the UK Government’s requirement for clean and domestically generated energy, firmly establishing it as the pre-eminent partner to its valued customers which include, amongst others, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks and National Grid.

An electrical engineer by trade, Tony has over 40 years’ experience within the engineering and construction industry, spanning the utilities, transport, infrastructure and power markets, and prior to joining Balfour Beatty has enjoyed a successful career at both Skanska and J. Murphy & Sons, where he was managing director of its Utilities sector.

Tony joined Balfour Beatty in 2021 as utilities director for Balfour Beatty VINCI’s HS2 Area North Project, leading the delivery of all utility works. Last year he moved to Balfour Beatty’s Power T&D business as chief operations director.

Balfour Beatty’s Power T&D business develops some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects. It works with electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks, from scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and ongoing maintenance.

Last year, Balfour Beatty was appointed as one of ten delivery partners to SSEN Transmission’s c. £10 billion Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework, responsible for delivering the onshore transmission infrastructure within SSEN’s ‘Pathway to 2030’ network redevelopment programme across the North of Scotland. The Company has since commenced the detailed design and development of nine schemes.

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