London 2012 Utilities - October 2009
26 October 2009
The first building on the London 2012 Olympic Park has been completed with EDF Energy finishing work on a new Primary Electrical Substation. Located in Kings Yard in the west of the Olympic Park it will distribute electricity across the Olympic Park and Stratford City site through a new electrical networks consisting of more than 100 km of cabling. It is designed, constructed, owned and operated by EDF Energy through its wholly owned subsidiary Lea Valley Utilities (LVU). Construction started in December 2007 and is now complete, making the substation the first building to reach this stage on the Olympic Park. It will start supplying electricity to the Stratford City site next month (November), with the Olympic Stadium set to be the first Olympic venue to receive electricity early next year. The substation was officially switched on by EDF Energy Networks managing director Laurent Ferrari and ODA director of infrastructure and utilities Simon Wright.