UKPN Approves TriConnex as Designer
TriConnex has achieved another first in the South East. We have been confirmed as the first, and only, independent utility provider to achieve the status of Approved Designer for UK Power Networks (UKPN) across both Low Voltage and High Voltage networks.
This status is only available following a long period of preparing compliant designs and a rigorous assessment process. It allows us to approve our in-house designs on behalf of UKPN, which means that the electrical design approval process is cut by at least 10 working days. Of the 37 providers listed on UKPN’s website only 2 have achieved this highest level of approval and TriConnex is the only company listed that’s not tied to one asset owner.
Gaining control of this design approval has a massive impact on both the initial design period and our ability to react to variations throughout the project lifecycle. It also provides increased levels of pre-acquisition confidence compared to non-licensed consultants, since our solutions are pre-approved and therefore deliverable on-site.
As part of our drive for continuous improvement, we are committed to working with all of the various third parties that may impact on the on-time delivery of utility connections for our customers. This accreditation from UKPN is just the most recent in a string of planned process enhancements and follows our recent achievements in self-lay water and ultra-fast fibre.
Mark Becker, Technical Director at Redrow Homes (South East) said:
“The expert team at TriConnex is always looking at ways to streamline the delivery of our utilities. This recent success has already had a positive impact on our sites with designs coming through 10 days quicker. This is a step change in utility delivery”.