New UK public sector work for Harsco

By Patrick Hill14 April 2009

Harsco Corporation has received new orders totaling close to €3 million for rental scaffolding services on a number of public sector projects in the United Kingdom and Ireland. All of the work is scheduled to begin by June 2009.

One is a €750000, two-year contract to provide scaffolding rental, erection and dismantling services to support maintenance work at the Dublin Bay Power Station. It is a gas turbine and steam boiler plant that supplies nearly 10% of Ireland's peak electricity demand.

Other new orders include scaffolding rental, erection, and dismantling services for a large public housing refurbishment project in Glasgow, Scotland. The project is to upgrade four, 20-storey apartment towers. Harsco said that similar work is planned for an additional 24 blocks over the next several years.

Also, Harsco will erect a scaffold-supported temporary roof structure for the two-year restoration of Tyntesfield House on a Victorian-era country estate outside Bristol. The work prohibits Harsco's scaffolding from touching any portion of the building, which the UK National Trust recently acquired.

Elsewhere, Harsco will support the construction of a new retirement village in Gloucester and a new multi-building city centre campus for the University of Wales.

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