CONSTRUCTION and housebuilding group Galliford Try has won a £33m contract from Northumbria Water to design and build an advanced anaerobic digestion plant at Howdon Sewage Treatment Works in Newcastle.
The contract, which is in partnership with Imtech Process Limited, is due for completion by September 2012 and follows a recent contract win worth £30m, which includes a £2.5m project to build 25 affordable homes for older people in Carlisle Street, Gateshead, for Gateshead Borough Council.
The firm, which employs around 150 staff at its North East arm in Ponteland, is also currently working on the £650,000 refurbishment of Newcastle Law School, which has already been given a new roof.
The company’s last trading update showed that its order book had been maintained at £1.75bn by the half year ending December 31 2010, with a 28% increase in total housing completions to 851 units.
Last year saw the company save more than 90 manufacturing jobs after buying Cramlington bathroom maker EJ Badekabiner (EJB) through its Continental Shelf 515 subsidiary after the firm went into administration.
Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to secure Northumbrian Water as a new client for our water business.
“This significant project builds on our track record in delivering both clean and waste water infrastructure projects.”