Denholm Industrial Services is pleased to announce it has been successful in securing a further multi-year contract from BAE Systems in Glasgow, specifically for industrial cleaning services during the build of the new Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the Royal Navy. This is the second contract secured by Denholm Industrial Services at BAE Systems’ Govan and Scotstoun shipyards, with the company one year into its multi-year surface preparation and painting contract.
The Type 26 frigate is an advanced, highly capable and versatile multi-mission anti-submarine warship and is a prestigious marine defence project for both BAE Systems and its suppliers working at the Glasgow shipyards. Under its industrial cleaning contract, Denholm Industrial Services will work alongside the various trades onsite to maintain a high standard of housekeeping and general cleanliness throughout the build. The industrial cleaning contract will reinforce the high safety standards set by BAE Systems in the shipyard, standards wholly supported by Denholm Industrial Services.
Denholm Industrial Services Managing Director, Steve Hill, said: “I am delighted that Denholm Industrial Services has been selected to provide industrial cleaning services to BAE Systems during construction of the first Type 26 frigates. Our stringent industrial cleaning discipline was actually born out of a previous multi-year contract supporting the construction of new Royal Navy warships. We have decades of marine experience and we understand these environments are often congested, complex and challenging. We will be working collaboratively to develop and fulfil a cleaning strategy that accommodates all trades at the Govan and Scotstoun shipyards and adapts to the peaks and troughs of programme schedules.”
Ronan Donaghey, Head of Major Subcontracts, BAE Systems said, “Denholm Industrial Services has already demonstrated extremely high standards of safety and quality and we look forward to them extending these standards to general housekeeping on site.”
Similar to the surface preparation and painting contract on the Type 26 new build, the industrial cleaning contract will benefit local communities through increased employment. At its peak, Denholm Industrial Services expects to employ around 70 personnel, in addition to the 80 personnel providing blasting and painting services.
In addition to the surface preparation and painting contract on the Type 26 new build, Denholm Industrial Services also supports BAE Systems with their submarine build programmes in Barrow-in-Furness.
(Use of photo courtesy of BAE Systems.)