National Grid embarked on a seven-year project, London Power Tunnels, to help ensure future electricity supplies for the UK capital. The transmission infrastructure improvements required a network of tunnels to be built across London, to house what has been described as ‘a new subterranean electricity superhighway’. Costain Group, one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, was contracted by National Grid to build the tunnels. It used Leica Geosystems’ award winning Nova MS50 MultiStation to scan the tunnels and Amberg Technologies’ TMS Tunnelscan software to process the generated information during this project.
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