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16 Sep 2021

Award honour for POC-MAST at Construction News Awards

It was a night of celebration at this year’s Construction News Awards, where our Freedom business picked up the Best Innovation Award for its revolutionary point of connection mast (POC-MAST).

This is a fantastic achievement by our Freedom colleagues and recognises the hard work, dedication and innovation undertaken to bring this vision to life.  

Developed by Freedom’s in-house experts to transform the way new connections to the high voltage electricity distribution network are delivered, POC-MAST makes it safer, faster, easier, and more cost-effective for energy projects to get connected to the network. It is becoming increasingly recognised as a key tool for developers and distribution network operators in today’s changing energy landscape.

It was originally developed for a renewable energy project where a traditional connection into an electricity network wasn’t possible. Since then, POC-MAST has received substantial investment, undergone extensive testing, and experienced early successes. Now the patented product is set to revolutionise the way new connections to the high voltage electricity distribution network are delivered.

Quick to complete, it takes less than 20 weeks from concept to construction, where traditional installations typically take 6 - 12 months. This quicker process can make the difference to whether or not a scheme is viable. 

The Construction News Awards, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night, are one of our industry's most prestigious and coveted awards ceremonies, celebrating 25 years of showcasing the very best in the industry. 

You can find out more about POC-MAST here and read more about our entry and the night's other the award winners here.

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