Global views as Trant Engineering welcomes 2017

From parading penguins on the Falkland Islands to the lonely beauty of the Ascension Island, Trant Engineering’s 2017 calendar depicts scenes with strong work associations across the globe.

Employing 1,000 people in the UK and overseas, the multi-disciplinary contractor is at the operational heart of a range of important infrastructure projects spanning thousands of miles between each one.

Overseas contracts include the Falklands Islands, where the independent firm has an office at Port Stanley, the Channel Islands, Ascension Island and, in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat.

One of them includes a recently-awarded £55.7m project to upgrade the power station, boiler house and district heating system at the Mount Pleasant power station complex on the Falkland Islands.

The contract was agreed between Trant Engineering and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

A contract in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal in the Himalayas, is also under way.

Simon Trant, Managing Director, International, said: “Our 2017 calendar, which is always sent to staff, clients and suppliers in time-honoured tradition, provides a visual insight into areas of the world where we are operationally active.

“To echo what our chairman stated in the firm’s long-service awards, Trant Engineering is looking to earn half of its revenues from overseas and the other half in the UK by 2019.

“With stunning photographs from around the world, the calendar is a reflection of how far we have already travelled in achieving this aspiration.”

Founded in 1958 by the late Phil Trant, the award-winning independent company, headquartered in Southampton, Hampshire, now has a record number of long-term framework contracts, with a projected annual turnover of up to £140 million.

Flora and fauna are shown in the calendar.

January’s photograph is of King Penguins near Mount Pleasant power station on the Falkland Islands whilst February shows Trant Engineering’s upgrades of the Fishbourne and Gunwharf terminals in Hampshire for ferry company Wightlink.

March has a spring-like feel with yellow primroses blooming out of a pair of safety work boots and April has an aerial view of the London Array wind farm in Kent, for which Trant Engineering won an industry award for its work as a main contractor for the enabling and civil engineering works.

In keeping with the company’s environmental focus and water engineering skills, May sees a bluebell wood near Iver Water treatment works in Buckinghamshire and, for June, a coastal view near La Villette pumping station on the south coast of Guernsey.

Southern sea lions on the Falkland Islands are the focus of July while a sweeping view of Long Beach, near Replacement Firemain, Ascension Island, gives an August holiday feel.

September captures the mountainous beauty of Switzerland, where Patrick Trant, Chairman, hiked as part of the ancient Via Francigena Pilgrimage Walk from France to Rome.

In doing so, Patrick raised £25,000 for the Flutterby Fund in Hampshire, which provides funds for therapy and equipment for special needs children from low-income families.

October has an industrial theme, relating to the Bristol gas-to-grid infrastructure at Avonmouth on the mouth of the River Severn; Trant Engineering carried out the design, construction and commissioning of the entire project.

When it was commissioned in 2014, the scheme was reportedly the largest and most complex gas-to-grid project in the UK. In 2014 the project won the Best Renewable Energy Scheme at the Regional South West Green Energy Awards, with its potential to be replicated nationally and internationally.

Being the symbolic month of Remembrance for the British Armed Forces in conflicts past and present, November is a field of red poppies in golden sunlight at Trant Engineering’s Ninfield design-and-build flood defence scheme near Wealden in East Sussex.

In a nod to the firm’s fuels installation work at Kathmandu, and the festive joy of Christmas, December is illuminated with buildings festooned with coloured lights in the capital at the top of the world.

We here at Trant Engineering wish you a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2017.

By Nikki Pullen on Monday, January 9th, 2017 in news.