Support contract worth a cool £25m
6:05pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Business News
A FIVE-YEAR contract worth more than £25m has been secured by a North-East engineering firm to provide support to global chemicals company Huntsman.
Redhall Engineering will provide maintenance, shutdown and support to Huntsman Polyurethane’s aniline and nitrobenzene manufacturing centres in Wilton, which are the largest of their type in the world.
Both chemicals are key ingredients in the manufacture of energy efficient insulation, MDI polyurethane, which is made at Huntsman Corporation’s site in Rozenburg, Holland.
The new contract further consolidates the relationship between the chemicals company – which is part of multi-national chemicals manufacturer and marketer Huntsman – and Redhall, which has an office in Billingham.
The contract has already started and involves Redhall providing multi-disciplined and cohesive engineering support.
Work at both manufacturing plants is monitored through Key Performance Indicators and programmes to improve the operation.
The indicators focus on business aspects including health, safety, environment and quality, budget forecast, control and planning.
They include measures which track team performance, plan achievement and downtime.
At the company’s Tioxide Pigment plant, the services are delivered through an integrated maintenance team led by Redhall Engineering maintenance manager Mark Devlin.
He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the team and one that proves we haven’t rested on our laurels during our previous agreement with the company. We will continue to ensure delivery of a safe, effective and efficient service to support the world class production and engineering demands placed on the site by a hugely competitive market.”