Diageo Award Jennings Water Main Replacement Project

Jennings has been employed by Diageo plc to upgrade the combined fire and domestic water main that serves their Runcorn bottling plant.  Starting in June, Jennings will replace the primary 300mm diameter ring main, install new valves and provide water meters. Diageo are a British multinational alcoholic beverages company with annual sales of £16 billion. Until April 2017, it was the world’s largest distiller until being overtaken by a Chinese company. Diageo’s brands include Smirnoff (the world’s best-selling Vodka), Johnnie Walker (the world’s best-selling blended Scotch Whisky), Baileys (the world’s best-selling (liquor) and Guinness (the world’s best-selling stout). It...

RWE Innogy Renewables Contract Award

RWE, the German energy company, has awarded Jennings a three year contract to re-line the Ardda Leat in Dolgarrog. The Ardda Leat was constructed in 1955 from the Afon Ddu valley to the Afon Port Llwyd valley. It is of trapezoidal section and concrete lined which has deteriorated over the last 60 years. The first section of leat to be re-lined is between the Sulphur Mine and Coedty Reservoir, which brings water from the Afon Ddu to Coedty Reservoir. The work will be carried out during the power station outages in the summer months to ease access to remote...

Dave Millard – Supervisor Safety Award

John Sisk’s Simon Brunt, Senior Engineer  and Dave Madders, Contracts Manager, present Jennings Supervisor Dave Millard with £50 voucher for his personal and valuable contribution to the management of health and safety on the project. This reward recognises the Jennings team’s notable contribution where effective communication is concerned and safe working practices adopted during the highway works...

Progress at Conwy County Borough Council Offices

Jennings commenced groundwork on the proposed £36m office building for Conwy County Borough Council in late December 2016. The Section 278 off site works are progressing along with preparation for the steel sheet piling in the multi storey car park and basement. Over the next 12 weeks, Jennings will remove 30,000m3 of inert soils and construct a 250m long RC capping beam and upstand wall ready to receive structural steel. In April, work shall start on the new 200 space car park at Parc...

The Mouse Hole

Site management and operatives on our Solvay Adhesives project in Wrexham were recently invited to attend Annette Tierney’s Theatre At Work at Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire. The interactive play aims to overcome one of the key challenges in changing behaviour and workplace culture. The safety themes focus on responsibility, rule breaking, intervention and culture. The play is based on the tragic and true story of a horrific death onboard an oil rig.  A man is being hoisted in a harness towards the ‘Mousehole’, a trapdoor in the deck of the rig.  His harness slips and instead of hanging vertically, he...