Clancy has hailed the contract award as its first main contract award within the telecoms sector.
Clancy will handle the set up of fibre from Gigaclear’s telecoms change to clients’ premises, delivering new connections to households throughout Surrey.
To speed up the roll-out, Clancy will search to make use of current duct networks the place attainable. The scope of the contract will see Clancy testing these routes and finishing up focused excavation the place essential to improve or prolong them, earlier than putting in new fibre cable. The programme will draw on no-dig know-how to spice up productiveness.
Telecommunications suppliers are working to ship authorities ambitions to attach 80% of the UK to the fibre community by 2026.
Clancy is planning to arrange a coaching centre at its web site in Dartford to develop the abilities wanted for the fibre roll-out.
Government director Ronan Clancy stated that the brand new contract complemented the enterprise’ work in water and vitality utilities.
“Clancy’s greater than 60 years of experience in utilities and civils, along with our direct employment and coaching mannequin, imply we’re properly positioned to assist the large-scale enlargement of fibre throughout the UK,” he stated.
“Connectivity has a big function to play in decreasing regional inequalities, delivering worth for our rising households at dwelling and at work. As demand for broadband capability – now thought-about an important utility – continues to develop, we’re exploring new alternatives to assist this fast-growing market, alongside our work in water and vitality.”
Operations director Roger Culley added: “Our work with Gigaclear will see our operatives deploy their civil engineering abilities and expertise in crucial utilities inside the fast-paced fibre market.”
Gigaclear senior venture supervisor Jonathan Divito stated: “We’ve been designing, constructing and working gigabit fibre networks for greater than 10 years throughout which era Gigaclear has firmly establishing itself as the most important rural, full fibre different community within the UK. It’s crucial that rural communities aren’t left behind because the demand for ultrafast broadband grows. We’ve got in depth plans to proceed our FTTP community rollout to rural residents throughout Surrey and, with Clancy’s in depth civils expertise, we’re excited to be working with them on their first main enterprise into the telecoms sector.”