A Hartlepool company has won a share of a massive multi-million pound contract to maintain the region’s sewer network.
The huge boost has been announced at Seymour (Civil Engineering Contactors) which is one of only two firms to share the deal with Northumbrian Water, along with Durham-based Esh Construction.
Work involves improvements to nearly 30,000 kilometres of underground sewer pipes, including repair and maintenance, and blockage clearance - in work known as asset management process (AMP).
Kevin Byrne, managing director of Seymour CEC, said: “The award of the framework is fantastic news for Seymour Civil Engineering. It secures jobs and our position as a market leader and specialist in the water sector, whilst offering future employment opportunities and enhances potential community benefits.
“We are primed to deliver successful outcomes for Northumbrian Water throughout the AMP period.”
The Mail understands the work will also help to create new jobs.
Mike Madine, sewerage and new development manager for Northumbrian Water, said: “We are making significant investments to look after our sewer network in order to be better prepared for the future.
“We are committed to reducing the risk of sewer blockages, flooding and pollution occurring in our region and these contracts are a key part in us achieving that. Doing this is essential in delivering great customer service, while protecting and enhancing the environment is at the core of our business.
“It’s great news for our customers who rightly expect a top quality service from us and it’s great news for the companies that have been chosen, as we help to support the regional economy and employment.”
The new framework agreements will come into effect from Wednesday July 1 and last for up to nine years.