Multi-million pound project to remove overhead lines

Power lines snaking across the countryside can be a blot on the East Anglian landscape.

But now, instead of upgrading existing overhead cables, specialists teams from Holland have decided to go underground.

It's part of a multi-million pound project to improve power supplies in the area.

We've got two big large overhead lines and we are upgrading from the current voltage and moving to the higher voltage.

They're now getting towards the end of their usable life after 60 years as they cross the marshes they become harder to maintain.

So, they are ready to be replaced and hopefully they'll be down and finished with a new underground supply come the end of next year.

– Chris Powers, UK Power Networks