Smith Brothers has won a five-year contract to provide ongoing maintenance at flat glass producer Saint Gobain in Goole, East Yorkshire.
The high-voltage power contractor’s services and infrastructure division will be responsible for all routine maintenance at one 11kV and two 66kV substations, as well as the power control room and associated electrical and protective equipment.
Work has started on the programme rollout, which will last until at least the end of May 2026.
Ben Whitaker, business development and sales manager at Smith Brothers, said: “There are not many contractors that can suitably operate and maintain both 66kV and 11kV infrastructure – as industrial sites usually rely on the latter. Therefore, we’re proud that our in-house expertise in high voltage and extra high voltage – earned through years of working across a range of renewable and generation settings – enables us to ensure Saint Gobain Glass remains operational 24/7.”
Mick Dickinson, global reliability manager at Saint Gobain Glass, added: “For manufacturing sites like ours – where smooth operations are key to business success – zero downtime is really important, as any unforeseen interruptions can be highly disruptive.
“Having worked with Smith Brothers on various electrical upgrades to the site in 2018 – and knowing the reliability and quality of service we received – we were keen to keep them involved in our day-to-day operations when the time came to review our long-term maintenance provider.”
Image credit | Smith Brothers/ Saint Gobain