More jobs go at Carillion

By Sandy Guthrie09 February 2018

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More jobs have been lost in the wake of the crash of UK contractor Carillion, with the Official Receiver reporting 101 more redundancies.

Meanwhile, J Murphy & Sons has taken over Carillion’s UK power framework business.

Earlier this week, it was announced that small businesses and workers affected by the crash were to benefit from a package of £100 million (€112.94 million) from the British Business Bank, the UK’s national economic development bank.

Now, a spokesperson for the Official Receiver said, “We have continued to review Carillion’s contracts, as well as core divisions of the business, and I can confirm that we have safeguarded a further 1,221 jobs.

“These roles are connected to the delivery of both public and private contracts and cover services for a city council, as well as a range of facilities management services. This means so far, we have been able to save more than 2,000 jobs.”

The spokesperson added, “Regrettably, we are also announcing that 101 roles have been made redundant. These are a mix of back-office functions and engineering support roles that new suppliers no longer require.”

To date, 2,250 jobs have been saved and 930 jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation, according to the Official Receiver’s office, which said that the liquidation process was continuing and that it remained focused on engaging with staff and new suppliers about any changes to jobs and contracts.

The power framework business agreement with Murphy means it will take over Carillion’s position on National Grid’s electricity overhead lines, substation and underground cable framework contracts.

CEO John Murphy said, “This represents an excellent strategic fit for the business, allowing us to bring a full range of services across the power sector for our customers both in the UK and internationally.”

These frameworks provide the opportunity for Murphy to work with National Grid delivering planned replacement and refurbishment schemes on its 33kV to 400kV transmission network spanning England and Wales. Murphy also becomes the new joint venture partner of Eltel forming the MEJV on the overhead line and T Pylon framework.

These three frameworks will deliver essential national infrastructure which includes the 20km, 400Kv overhead line from Richborough to Canterbury, both in Kent, that will connect the Nemo Link interconnector from Belgium with the UK transmission network.

Carillion employees will join Murphy, which said that its expertise now included designing and installing overhead power lines, substations and major underground systems, complementing existing capabilities in civil engineering and tunnelling.

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