May Gurney Wins New £24m Electricity Contract


May Gurney, an integrated support and construction services provider, has been awarded a three year contract by electrical distributors, Western Power Distribution (WPD) to carry out excavation, cable laying and reinstatement works in six areas of Devon and Cornwall; Barnstaple, Bodmin, Exeter, Plymouth, Redruth and Torquay. The contract is worth £24m and will start on the 1st November.  May Gurney will work closely with the electricity distribution company which delivers power to 2.5 million customers in southwest England and south and west Wales.

Gavin Scarr Hall, May Gurney’s managing director of Utility Services said: “We are delighted to be extending our services with WPD under this newly awarded  framework. May Gurney has a strong presence in the South West of England which will enable us to tap into our local resources and strengthen our relationship with one of our key customers in this region.

“Our knowledge and expertise spans the utilities market, including water, gas and telecommunications as well as the electricity sector.  The key to our success is our excellent reputation for building strong long-term relationships and helping our clients through early contractor involvement, planning, value engineering and innovation, and investment in our people, equipment and operational systems.

“We look forward to working with WPD to help the company achieve their objectives and to continue to provide their customers with an excellent level of service over the coming years.”

Paul Jewell, Distribution Manager at WPD, said: “We chose to work with May Gurney because they offer good value for money and provide an excellent quality of service.  At WPD we are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our customers and we are confident that May Gurney will help us to maintain this level of customer satisfaction.”

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