Help for firms to get a slice of windfarm project

(left to right) Mark Stephenson (North East Chamber of Commerce). Richardo Rocha (Infinis) Joanne Urquhart-Arnold (Business Durham) and Tim Mockridge (Infinis)
(left to right) Mark Stephenson (North East Chamber of Commerce). Richardo Rocha (Infinis) Joanne Urquhart-Arnold (Business Durham) and Tim Mockridge (Infinis)

A NEW guide has been launched to give firms an insight into how they can get involved in the construction of a proposed windfarm.

Around 40 representatives of businesses from across County Durham attended the launch of a new procurement guide created by Infinis, which plans to develop the five-turbine scheme at Wingate Grange.

Infinis say they aim to maximise the local content in every project that it develops to ensure that not only local communities but local companies can benefit.

The guide, produced in conjunction with Business Durham, Durham County Council’s procurement team and the North East Chamber of Commerce, aims to make it easier for local companies to register their interest in and gain work from contracts working with Infinis on the construction, maintenance and operation of the scheme.

The document lists the contract opportunities for local companies alongside how they can register their interest in working with the company.

Local businesses wishing to register an interest in working with Infinis on the windfarm or wanting a copy of the guide, should log onto the Wingate Grange website www.infinis.com/wingate­grange

The guide was launched at East Durham College.