North East manufacturer Metec rides wave of success with £6.5m offshore contract wins
Rob Storey provides quality health safety & environmental expertise to the Jarrow manufacturing specialist company which has sealed offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5m to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm and a French substation.
Metec UK, which specialises in corrosion protection for high value subsea kit, will supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, as well as a second offshore substation in France as part of the deals. Other contract wins include protection for port and harbour works linked to the push for renewable energy generation offshore.
Established just four years ago, Metec UK, which has manufacturing facilities in South Shields and Tunisia with representation around the globe, initially employed just six people but now has 45. Turnover has increased from £5.2m in its first year to £8.6m in 2020, and with a host of new projects in the pipeline the company said it will see revenue growth exceed its original target of 5% to 7% for the year 2020/2021.
An integral part of the company success has been achievement of ISO 9001 quality, 45001 health & safety and 14001 environmental UKAS certifications through BSI, a process Rob led, and continues to oversee for METEC.
Alberto Via, UK managing director, said: “These latest successes – and in particular the flagship Dogger Bank Wind Farm contract – justifies our commitment to South Tyneside, the North East and the UK. Our success demonstrates our ability to support large, important and prestigious renewable energy projects of this nature throughout the UK and Europe”.