JTWAN Utilities Contract Draws to a Successful Close

JTWAN Utilities Contract Draws to a Successful Close

Geomarine in Guernsey are coming to the end of a successful contract with client JT. Managers Marino Cabrelli, Jake Ellis and their road gangs can be justifiably proud of delivering a challenging long-term project to a happy client.

Works commenced in June 2012 and from day one Geo worked with JT’s operations team to help them achieve their goal of project completion by the end of 2015. Detailed planning, flexible working, combined service trench work, critical liaison with States Traffic and above all exceptional productivity contributed to the 42 month project’s success.

For such a small Island, the numbers are impressive:-

  • 180 separate digs completed within the headline contract;
  • 40,000m of trench dug;
  • 300,000m of ducting laid;
  • 450 joint boxes constructed.

At any one time Geo employed between 3 and 7 separate road gangs to meet the client’s needs. A variety of individual projects included single property connections, trenching through school playing fields and farmland as well as 1,000s of meters of road trench-work with the ever popular road closures. Production teams, led by gangers Russel Simon, Stephen Jamouneau and Tony le Page reduced the impact to households and other stakeholders wherever they could.

With the main contract completed, a number of interesting extra digs remain for the New Year. Geo’s cable pulling gang is following hot on their heels.

Operations Director, Gary Stevenson said, “This has been a well-executed project from start to finish and the lads have pulled out all the stops in all weathers over the long haul. The client is delighted with our efforts.”