Mark Hamilton, director, PSS Hire

Mark Hamilton, director, PSS Hire

UK utilities and pipeline equipment rental company PSS Hire has secured a five-year extension to its supply agreement with Scottish Water and its partners.

The new contract runs until 2020 and covers specific equipment hire and services, with PSS Hire supplying a complete range of specialist fusion equipment and associated tooling products.

PSS Hire, which is owned by A-Plant, said it had invested over £1.4 million (€1.9 million) in new equipment sourced from a number of leading suppliers. It said the list of equipment purchased included electro-fusion equipment, coil pipe trailers, bursting equipment, winches, McElroy’s T900 TracStars and 250 DynaMc butt fusion machines.

The company said the machines would be supplied from PSS Hire Service Centres in Scotland. The company has recently opened a new 10000 ft2 (929 m2)Service Centre in Bathgate, near Edinburgh, and it said additional premises were opening soon in Inverness and Aberdeen.

Scottish Water is the sole provider of drinking water and waste water services in Scotland. With around five million customers in almost 2.5 million households, the company provides 1.3 billion litres of potable water every day and treats 842 million litres of waste water before it is returned to rivers and sea.

PSS Hire director Mark Hamilton said, “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this framework agreement with Scottish Water, and we have made significant investment in new equipment to underline our commitment and to ensure that Scottish Water and the company’s supply partners have access to first class equipment.

“These really are exciting times for PSS Hire as we are expanding our national coverage, and Scotland has been identified as a key area for further expansion.”

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