A Black Country engineering firm has signed a multimillion-pound deal with West Midlands utility Severn Trent Water.
Deritend Group, which specialises in servicing electric motors, pumps and gearboxes, has secured framework agreements with the Coventry-based group and its sister company Hafren Dyfrdwy in North Wales.
Deritend, which has bases in West Bromwich and Wolverhampton, has been awarded the fabrication and mechanical frameworks to provide maintenance, repair and replacement services to clean and waste sites in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire among others.
The company said it expected this work would be worth up to £20 million over a potential seven-year period.
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Last year, it relocated to a new headquarters in West Bromwich as part of a wider investment programme worth £1 million which included installing new equipment and carrying out an upskilling programme for staff.
Framework director Neil Ashwood said: “This is a massive achievement for our business and gives us a really strong platform for the business going forward.
“About 30 suppliers were invited to tender for the framework contracts and nine were eventually appointed.
“We’ve already responded by strengthening our framework team with new appointments and investment in new fully equipped vans.”