County Durham engineers flying high with Heathrow project

A County Durham engineering services company is flying high after landing a £250,000 contract Heathrow Airport

Trevor Forsyth, director of IES
Trevor Forsyth, director of IES

A County Durham engineering services company is flying high after landing a £250,000 contract Heathrow Airport.

IES – Inspection and Engineering Services – of Evans Business Centre, Newton Aycliffe, is working on the new Terminal 2a and 2b and the Terminal 3 integrated baggage centre as part of the six-figure contract.

Director Trevor Forsyth said: “It is an amazing project, with which we have been delighted to have been involved.

“The terminals are fantastic, with tunnels running for miles and miles, big enough to drive a truck through.”

The company, which was formed in 2010, has been responsible for the all the non-destructive weld testing at the terminals, working with Watson Steel of Lancashire, which is a crucial part of the building and development process.

Forsyth and fellow director David Burke have worked in the field of inspections and engineering services for more than 35 years on projects all over the world.

They have worked with big names, such as Siemens UK and Siemens Germany, Severfield Watsons Ltd and will shortly start work with Harland and Wolff in Belfast.

Forsyth and Burke first met when working on another Heathrow project – Terminal 5 – but did not get together to form the company until some years later.

Three years on, the company said it is primed for expansion, with a growing number of consultants in the field and a recent move to bigger office premises.

It has also joined the South Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Forum and will be a first time exhibitor at the Oktoberfest Engineering and Manufacturing Exhibition 2013 at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe on October 17.

The day-long networking and marketing opportunity is billed as the region’s premier Engineering and Manufacturing event and is organised by the Engineering Forums in County Durham and other regional stakeholders.

The terminals are fantastic, with tunnels running for miles and miles, big enough to drive a truck through

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