Supporting our troops
blu-3 has worked in the defence market sector since 2008. The company’s most notable project being Allenby Connaught; a project to support serving soldiers returning from army bases in Germany as part of a major resettling programme by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the UK.
blu-3 was awarded a full term contract in January 2010 with UK Power Network Services, which manages and maintains the electrical network on behalf of Aspire Defence. The annual project value was originally £2.5m.
blu-3’s scope included two key streams of work including Lifecycle Works to upgrade and maintain the power network, incorporating cables and equipment. This involved installing overlaying cables and excavating ground outside and within substations to upgrade. The works also required blu-3 to excavate and cast concrete plinths, supply and erect new fences. blu-3 also constructed three primary brick-built substation switch rooms, including the entire infrastructure around them consisting of drainage, footways and carriageways, as well as erecting security fencing around the sites.
Since autumn 2016, blu-3 has also supported the Army Basing Programme (2020 project) to provide the MoD with living accommodation and commercial buildings such as workshops and car parks prior to the relocation of troops returning to the UK from Germany by 2020. These works are due to be completed by mid 2019.