Northern Ireland

Year-old Londonderry start-up wins Galway contract

A Londonderry company has secured a contract to provide mechanical and engineering services to a power station in Galway.

Steam and Generation Services (SGS), in the Maydown area of the city, won the contract at the Tynagh Energy power station in Galway with the assistance of Invest NI.

The year-old company, which currently employs eight people, also recently received industry accreditations for environmental management, quality management and health and safety.

Sean Hegarty, SGS Sales and Marketing Director, said that winning the first contract in the Republic of Ireland was "immensely encouraging".

'Terrific'

"We secured the business because of our management team's knowledge, experience and contacts in the power industry. It positions us for further growth in both Northern Ireland and the Republic," he said.

Mr Hegarty also said the accreditations were also extremely important as the company's existing and potential customers needed to be sure their "time-critical requirements" would be met.

He described the support given by Invest NI as "terrific".

"It has enabled us to achieve our key objective of winning significant business in the Republic, a market that we expect to provide around a third of our business this year."

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