Siteserv’s industrial services division, Deborah Services Limited (DSL), has been awarded a contract worth £150m by Babcock International Group, making DSL the marine sector’s largest industrial services provider in the UK.
The contract with Babcock International Group – the UK’s leading engineering support services company – will provide mainstream industrial services over five years.
The new strategic partnership will see the employment of an 800-strong team across Babcock’s facilities in the UK at Appledore and Devonport in England, and Rosyth, Faslane and Coulport in Scotland.
DSL will be providing a variety of industrial services including access solutions, containment, blasting, priming, painting and large-scale industrial cleaning.
Sean Corkery, chief executive officer of Siteserv, said; “This is a milestone contract for us and marks a transformation for our business in the UK, one of our key growth markets. As a blue chip PLC, Babcock is a prime customer and we look forward to partnering with them on this and future projects.”
Chris Foulkes, managing director of DSL industrial services, said; “This is the biggest contract ever awarded to an industrial services provider in the UK within this sector. We are delighted to be partnering with such a prestigious customer as Babcock International Group having delivered business-critical operational excellence in the UK for nearly fifty years.
He added: “Industrial Services takes particular pride in our safety record, for which we have won numerous awards. A key part of our tender is how we combine sustainability with innovation when servicing challenging sectors such as petrochemical, oil, gas and nuclear. As with any contract, it will evolve over the years and there is already a strong spirit of partnership between both parties.”
A spokesperson for Babcock International Group said: “DSL’s experience across multiple sectors, relentless focus on safety and commitment to innovation mean they are the right partner for Babcock International Group now and into the future. We are excited to partner with them to deliver industrial services across the Group, leverage synergies and share best practice and innovation.”
DSL was established 48 years ago and is part of the Siteserv group, a leading strategic operations partner. The group employs over 4,500 people in 100 locations worldwide.