Takeover gives EWG expanded water role

Lancashire contractor and developer Eric Wright Group (EWG) has expanded its water operations having taken over Site Electrical.

Greater Manchester-based Site Electrical specialises in the water industry, and will be incorporated within the water sector of Eric Wright Civil Engineering (EWCE).

EWCE, which has worked for United Utilities for eight years and has signed a two-year extension to its minor capital maintenance framework in the North-west, sees the addition of Site Electrical as an important opportunity. John Saddington, managing director of EWCE, said: "The integration of the two companies provides a total package of mechanical, electrical and civil engineering services to all clients. We are excited about the future and look forward to further enhancing service within the water industry."

With three offices and 88 staff, Site Electrical’s services include project design, installation and commissioning through to ongoing pumping station maintenance and management. It installs, repairs and currently maintains thousands of pumping station facilities for water utility companies, local authorities, private entities, landfill sites, land development and construction companies.

It was established nearly 30 years ago by Tom Murphy, who remains with the company and the rest of the group as marketing consultant. Murphy said: “Eric Wright C E has been a client for over ten years, and we share a similar vision to clients and staff alike. I decided that it would be a positive move for Site Electrical to become an independent part of EWCE.

"It will enable us to accelerate our planned growth and expansion of our business that is already under way."

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