A leading Welsh civil engineering company has been appointed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to its £65m Next Generation Framework.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK will have the opportunity to carry out work on projects including flood prevention, river works, forestry and dams across North Wales over the next four years.
Jones Bros is one of two civil engineering firms covering North Wales.
The framework will deliver NRW’s flood risk management programme, Reservoirs Act compliance schemes, flow gauging network upgrades, fish passage improvements and major infrastructure works on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate.
Geraint Thomas, contracts director at the Ruthin-headquartered firm, said: “This is a substantial set of projects and we are excited to have been awarded a place on the framework.
“It was a thorough tendering and quality submission process, and to be placed first and be one of only two contractors appointed for North Wales is a real endorsement of our work and the dedication with which we carry it out.
“As with all Jones Bros work, we will be aiming to boost the local economy with each project and will present opportunities for local suppliers as well as recruitment of apprentices and experienced operators.
“We look forward to getting underway in due course.”
The contract win continues Jones Bros’ successful relationship with NRW, having carried out works to ensure the long-term safety of Llyn Tynymynydd in Gwydir Forest near Betws y Coed last year.
Gavin Jones, NRW’s design consultancy framework manager said: “We’re excited to enter into a new chapter of delivering challenging but rewarding projects across Wales with our new Next Generation Framework partners.
“Wales’ Green Recovery Plan for Covid-19 will be at the heart of the framework as we deliver important work for Wales’ communities and environments.
“The Framework is designed to meet the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs and to contribute to the achievement of the well-being goals in the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs more than 500 people.
The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, waste management and renewable energy around the UK.
The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.