Adler & Allan Response Wins 5-Year Contract
10 February 2011, News release from Adler & Allan Ltd
Adler and Allan, one of the UK's leading oil and environmental service groups is delighted to announce their latest major contract win as the sole environmental emergency response contractor for Central Networks, the second largest electricity network operator in the UK.
The 5-year contract award reinforces A&A's position as the premier spill response company in the UK. Renowned for its leading role in the clean up following the Buncefield oil terminal disaster, Adler and Allan bring a wealth of best-practice in spill response, environmental awareness and health & safety to the contract.
Part of E.ON, one of the world's largest power and gas companies, Central Networks distributes electricity to over 5 million customers across Central England using a network of 133,000 KM of both underground and overhead cables.
Problems happen. Ageing fluid-filled cables can spring leaks. Transformers can be vandalised or damaged, allowing oil to escape. The sheer scope of maintaining Central Network's assets means there's always a risk of damage to the environment, but when things do go wrong, environmental emergency response contractors will be on-site within three hours to clean up.
"They have a vital role to perform," said Engineering Contracts Manager, Barry Matthews. "We take our responsibility to safeguard the environment very seriously, not just to comply with Environmental Agency regulations, but because we believe it's the right thing to do. Minimising the impact our activities have on the environment is a key strategic commitment. Our reputation depends on it."
A&A's history dates back to 1926, originally as coke merchants in London, diversifying into spill response operations in the 1960's. The expertise and capability of their emergency spill response teams were tested to the full by the Buncefield oil storage depot incident in 2005. A&A were brought in as principal contractors to deal with the aftermath when 20 large tanks were engulfed by flames following an explosion. Their response involved safely uplifting over 10 million litres of hazardous liquids.
"Our aim is to continue to innovate, developing services that lead the market and are environmentally-compliant," said Commercial Director, Henry Simpson. "We're very pleased to be appointed by Central Networks as their environmental services responder. This is a blue-chip client with high expectations right across the board and we're more than happy to meet those challenges."
As well as providing emergency back-up from two depots in the Midlands, A&A will shortly begin a two-year programme to inspect, maintain and, where necessary, repair the bunds at identified Central Networks primary and grid substations.
Barry added: "We're delighted to have Adler & Allan on board as our environmental emergency response contractors. Their expertise and the resources they can deploy mean we can deliver a quick, effective response in the event of an environmental emergency. I believe A&A match our strong SHE culture and can offer a fantastic service to our business".
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