Finley Structures newsletter 4 - summer 2012 - Page 4


Work completed on wind turbine contract

Finley Structures have finished a £ 1.9m contract to fabricate and erect a 1,000-tonne steel frame which will form a wind turbine testing facility in Blyth . We won the contract from Shepherd Construction after they secured a deal with the National Renewable Energy Centre ( NAREC ), based in Northumberland , to build three new facilities to house test rigs for fullscale wind and marine prototype devices . While working on the NAREC contract , Finley Structures also delivered a new 800-tonne shed for Sunderland-based Unipress , working for main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine , as well as other major contracts in the North-East and Humberside . John Finley said : “ Working on two big contracts like this at the same time has been challenging , but we ’ ve handled that challenge head-on and without any problems , which is further testament to our superb workforce . “ We continue to go from strength-tostrength , winning major contracts and taking on staff , these type of contracts are straight forward for our experienced workforce to deal with .” Shepherd project manager Neil Matthias said : “ Finley ’ s delivered the NAREC project on time and within the set budget , while the management and staff adopted a can-do approach , providing a well-managed , safe working environment together with efficient technical support .”

Student turns Lecturer !

Five new apprentices are starting to learn their trade at Finley Structures , and are learning from an excellent workforce ! Liam Walton , Jake Millen , Daniel Cole , Jake Milburn and Nicky Gamble are taking tips from Alex Sutherby ( pictured below , far right ), who completed his Apprenticeship with
● Finley Structures MD John Finley outside the NAREC building
Finley Structures . Liam , Nicky and the two Jakes are doing a Fabrication apprenticeship – Jake Millen is on his level 3 advanced apprenticeship , while Jake Milburn , Nicky and Liam are on level 2 . In total they will have completed three-and-a-half years of training . Daniel , meanwhile , is doing an Electrical Maintenance apprenticeship and is currently at level 3 , and will have completed three-and-a-half years of training once he is qualified .
● Pictured ( left to right ): Liam Walton , Jake Millen , Daniel Cole , Jake Milburn , Nicky Gamble and Alex Sutherby .

Finley praise for Humber job

Finley Structures have yet again been praised by one of their main contractors – saying we “ exceeded expectations ”. We ’ ve recently completed work at
Humber Gateway for J Murphy and Sons Limited . The company ’ s site manager said : “ Your lads were all very friendly and worked with a positive attitude at all times . “ They were very pro-active in their approach to safety and any time any concerns were raised they took them on board and reacted immediately . “ Although they were only here for a short time they got on very well with our team and worked with us at all times to ensure there were no conflicts and no hold ups to other works . It also goes without saying that they treated the welfare facilities with respect . “ We expect , and try to work to , the highest of standards on this and all EAN sites so it is always a concern bringing in sub-contractors however your operatives have exceeded our expectations from a safety point of view .”
● Pictures of this contract are on page 6 .
Finley Structures Ltd Quarterly Newsletter Issue 4 , Summer 2012