ScottishPower has awarded £196 million in network upgrade
contracts which will see 150 new trainees recruited into the industry.
The 13 contracts for its overhead power line networks in
Scotland, Merseyside and North Wales will support around 400 jobs in total,
with firms including Glasgow-based Gaeltec benefiting.
The firm saw earnings rise to €821m, up from €727m, on the
heels of a new multi-billion pound investment programme.
“Between now and 2023 we are investing more than £4bn in
total,” says Keith Anderson, ScottishPower’s chief corporate officer. “We also
need to encourage a new generation of technicians and engineers into our
industry, so it’s great to see these trainees coming on.”