Three Major Projects for Diageo Runcorn

Diageo have awarded Jennings a trio of wins at their 18 acre packaging plant in Runcorn. Over the next 5 months, Jennings will improve existing car parking areas, carry out extensive hard standing repairs and construct new loading bays at the plant. The projects follow on from the water main replacement project that saw Jennings replace over 1,200 meters of 150mm and 300mm clean water mains surrounding the expansive site. All works are safety critical and require close liaison and coordination with Diageo engineers to maintain pedestrian and vehicular access at the plant which operates 24 hours per day,...

Rhyl School Groundworks Package Secured

Jennings have secured the groundworks package for the proposed £25million ‘Christ the Word Catholic School’ in Rhyl. The school will combine existing schools, Ysgol Mair RC Primary School and Blessed Edward Jones RC High School and is funded through the  21st Century Schools Programme. Over the 2 year construction programme Jennings will employ apprentices and offer work placement opportunities for local unemployed individuals who are looking for a career in construction. A turf cutting ceremony was held by Rt Rev Peter M Brignall, who had the task of selecting the new name from 120 ideas submitted by children, staff...

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...