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Drainage contractor secures major contract with Northumbrian Water

Posted: Friday 5th October 2018

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Middlesbrough office of Leeds-based drainage and civil engineering company, Jet Aire Services, has secured a one-year contract extension, from Seymour Civil Engineering, to provide drainage maintenance on behalf of Northumbrian Water.

Jet Aire has just completed a similar three-year contract with Seymour Civil Engineering and its services have been retained with a new deal valued at circa £3m. Jet Aire will provide a wide range of professional drainage solutions including CCTV surveys, high-pressure water jetting, drain/sewer cleansing and clearance, tankering, waste disposal, CIPP patching/lining, UV lining, infiltration sealing, robotic cutting, root cutting and epoxy spray Ultracoating.

Jet Aire Managing Director, Charlie Kirk, said:

“Jet Aire Services are delighted to continue working with Seymour Civil Engineering, on behalf of Northumbrian Water. This contract represents one of our largest-ever, in terms of both the value and the extent of the works involved. Following several phases of substantial investment, we are equipped with the specialist training, technology and fleet resources to service contracts of this size and scope.

“As well as demanding high technical and operational capability, the work has a high proportion of domestic service, which requires outstanding customer-facing skills and, during our first three-year contract, Jet Aire was one of the key contractors recognised by Northumbrian Water for excelling in this respect. We have supported their aim of delivering excellent Framework customer service and regulator Ofwat has awarded recordscores for Northumbrian Water in the Wastewater category.”

Jet Aire recently completed a £2m investment in its fleet capability with the addition of five JHL FlexLine 414 recycler units which use advanced technology to cleanse and re-use water for jetting on site. They are 30% more powerful than standard equipment and enable faster turnaround of urgent waste removal and cleaning projects. There are only ten such vehicles in the UK and Jet Aire’s units are the only ones based in the North.

In addition to its drainage services, Jet Aire provides a range of groundworks including surfacing, block paving, fencing and civil engineering works on behalf housebuilders, highways operators and local authorities. With a head office in Aberford, near Leeds, in addition to its Middlesbrough office, the company holds ISO9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS 18001 internationally recognised standards for quality management.




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