Belfast Telegraph

Powerteam secures £900k Bombardier contract

By Clare Weir

A Belfast-based electrical engineering and construction company has won a contract to supply equipment at Bombardier's new manufacturing facility for aeroplane wings.

The contract, which is worth £0.9m, was awarded by engineering firm, John Sisk & Sons.

Powerteam, a subsidiary of ESB and sister company of Northern Ireland Electricity, has offices in Belfast, Basingstoke, Perth, Dublin and Omagh employing 120 staff and up to 100 subcontractor workers.

The new £520m, 600,000 sq ft factory at the Belfast Harbour Industrial Estate will help in the manufacture of wings for the new CSeries plane.

Over 120 of the new aircraft have been ordered from international clients and it is expected 800 staff will be employed through the project by 2016.

Powerteam's work commences later this month and will last for three months.

More than 60 local companies have now been involved in the development of the wing programmes or in the building of the wing manufacturing facility currently under construction at Queen's Island in Belfast.

Belfast Telegraph