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Metro Rod awarded £1m contract with Peel Ports Group

5th August 2021

Metro Rod awarded £1m contract with Peel Ports Group

Commercial drainage services provider Metro Rod has secured a £1m contract with Peel Ports Group and has created 20 new jobs in the Merseyside area.

Peel Ports Team

Metro Rod was appointed after a competitive tender process by Peel Ports Group, a network of strategically situated ports, hubs, terminals and shipping lines located across the UK, to deliver a comprehensive drainage mapping and maintenance plan for its Liverpool site. The six-month project forms part of an eight-year-long contract, with the potential to expand Metro Rod’s scope across other Peel Ports Group estates.

The project will see Metro Rod undertake an extensive drain mapping of the port’s drainage network, providing CAD drawings to reflect the intricate layout. These will be used to commission a series of CCTV drainage surveys which will assess the conditions of the system before a large scale cleaning plan is implemented and delivered. Metro Rod has delivered similar services to a wide range of industrial and commercial clients.

Typically operating as a franchise network, Metro Rod also has the facility to take on large scale projects outside of its usual model. It has invested heavily in additional equipment and employed 20 new operatives – 20 per cent of which are ex-services personnel – to satisfy the requirements of the project. Once the program of works in Liverpool has been delivered, Metro Rod will look to, wherever possible, re-deploy engineers into the Metro Rod network, offering its franchise owners access to high quality, fully trained labour.

Peter Molloy, Managing Director, Metro Rod, said: “Through this contract with Peel Ports Group, we’ve been able to offer a wealth of new employment opportunities to people in Merseyside at a time when the country faces major economic challenges. Additionally, Peel Ports Group has recognised the essential nature of a business like ours, which is fundamental to ensuring the country’s drainage systems always perform at optimum levels.

“It again demonstrates that Metro Rod can deliver sophisticated and complex drainage solutions. This is not only a reflection of our position today but also where we intend to take the Metro Rod business in the future – establishing ourselves as the leader in the drainage market with solutions that are tailor-made for our clients regardless of the intricacy or size.”

Ron Hunter, Group Director, Environment, Health and Safety at Peel Ports Group, said: “Metro Rod has demonstrated clear plans and commitment to invest in people and equipment to strategically align with our objectives and values. Throughout our discussions with them, they’ve exhibited an openness, honesty and a collaborative approach to ensure the work required at our Liverpool site is done in a collaborative and proactive manner. We look forward to working together.”

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