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Tuesday, 10 December

Charity Begins at Home

Bilfinger Industrial Services has secured a three-year contract extension with BP Chemicals Ltd worth £15 million.

The multi-service deal extends a previous agreement which sees the business provide a range of services, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, scaffolding and insulation, for the BP Chemicals owned facilities located on the 370-acre Saltend Chemicals Park, alongside the Humber estuary. There is an option to extend the contract up to 2024. Bilfinger says the agreement will secure approximately 90 existing jobs at the site.

The new agreement follows a recent five-year contract extension with BP to provide maintenance services at the Forties Pipeline System Terminals in Grangemouth and the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland, which secured 210 jobs. 

 

Flying high

Goodrich Actuations Systems Limited, a UTC Aerospace Systems company, has awarded OCS a five-year (2+2+1), multi-service contract at their Wolverhampton site. OCS has been working with Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited since 2011 to deliver facilities services at the company’s five UK sites.

 The contract for the Wolverhampton site involves a range of services including reception and mail room, waste management, cleaning, security and catering.

 

Lexia Solutions Group buys OCS Environmental Services

Earlier this month, Lexia completed the acquisition of OCS Environmental Services - asbestos removal, scaffolding, thermal insulation and protective coatings. The division will continue to operate as a separate company and will in due course be rebranded to trade as Rhodar Industrial Services - Rhodar being Lexia's asbestos removal brand.

 

And some from last week

Flappers and dappers raise £26,500 for children’s charity

£26,500 was raised by the FM Industry Ball for The Children’s Trust, the UK charity for children with brain injury. The ball, was a Great Gatsby themed evening.

 

Perth & Kinross Council

Robertson has secured a contract with Perth & Kinross Council worth £1.3m. The Group’s Facilities Management division will provide electrical and security maintenance services at over 200 non-domestic sites – including schools, council buildings and community centres. The scope of works includes intruder and fire alarms, access control, CCTV, lifts and lighting protection.

 

BaxterStorey supports Volunteers’ Week

BaxterStorey employees from the organisation’s support office in Reading have been getting involved throughout the year as part of an employee volunteering initiative launched in 2016. This year’s Volunteers’ Week saw a green-fingered BaxterStorey team return to a community garden project in Theale.

 

Anglian Water

Emcor UK has been awarded a contract by water utilities company Anglian Water to perform integrated facilities management services across 84 of its UK sites. Commencing July 1, Emcor will provide services at 13 of Anglian Water’s corporate sites in locations across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Essex and Norfolk. Throughout the first year of the contract, an additional 71 operational sites will be added to the portfolio. The contract duration is for five years, with an option to extend for a further four years.

Picture: This year’s Volunteers’ Week saw a green-fingered BaxterStorey team return to a community garden project in Theale

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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