Windfarm contract extended
A CONTRACT won by an Immingham firm to supply key personnel to aid in the construction of a windfarm off the coast of North Wales has been extended.
On Loan Recruitment has retained the initial work it secured with Danish civil engineering giant MT Hojgaard, as it marks 15 years in business this month.
Renewables is the latest sector to be embraced by the Manby Road business, led by recruitment professional David Riggall. It was a natural addition to a portfolio that takes in engineering, industrial operations and commercial activity.
Mr Riggall said: "We have recruited a management and supervisory team to co-ordinate the project. We won the recent contract, that has now been extended and we are hopeful of further successes.
"It is part of our ongoing programme of work within the renewables industry, and in particular, the offshore wind industry.
"They are small numbers at the moment, in terms of the number of people involved, but we hope it is going to ramp up."
MT Hojgaard installs turbine foundations, having operated out of the Humber on Centrica's Lincs project.
Looking ahead, Mr Riggall said: "We are hopeful about what this year will bring. The signs are good for another successful year.
"I think there are projects waiting to happen, and if they get signed off then we will be supporting them."
The concept for On Loan, launched on February 1, 1998, was formed when as managing director of Travial Employment Group, Mr Riggall met with Jeff Laird, managing director of On Line Design And Engineering. They came up with an idea to merge two different cultures to offer a solution to both national and local companies. It is now a multi-million pound turnover business.
Mr Riggall said: "As sister companies, the strength in depth of services offered is unrivalled in the marketplace and the expertise and knowledge is second to none. With financial support capability in place it enables any size contracts to be viewed favourably.
"We have been successful over the years and generated a lot of work for people, and a lot of work for other companies."