Belfast Telegraph

25. AES

  • Chief executive: Ian Luney
  • Pre-tax profit: £16.2m
  • Employment: 267
  • Pay bill: £22.4m

AES UK & Ireland is part of the AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 energy company with a global portfolio of businesses operating in 17 countries worldwide, employing 19,000 people.

It operates Ballylumford and Kilroot power stations but marked a tumultuous start to 2018.

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It lost out in capacity contracts in the auction for the new Integrated Single Electricity Market (ISEM) — with the company saying it will close down Kilroot with the loss of 260 jobs.

It comes a year after AES celebrated 25 years of investment and operation in Northern Ireland.

It operates the largest battery energy storage facility in the UK and Ireland, the Kilroot Advancion® Energy Storage Array, as well as Kilroot and Ballylumford.

AES directly employs around 260. It acquired Kilroot in 1992 — its first acquisition outside the US.

AES

Larne Road

Carrickfergus

Co Antrim

BT38 7LX

www.aesukireland.com

No. Name Sector Year end Pre-tax profits £'000 Pre-tax profits Year ago £'000 % change No. Employees Pay Bill £'000 2017 Position
1 Northern Bk /Danske Bank 12.17 147,500 116,983 26.09% 1,293 60,000 1
2 NI Water Utility 3.17 102,912 99,141 3.80% 1,255 57,750 4
3 Viridian Group Investment Utility 3.17 68,600 50,400 36.11% 580 25,400 6
4 Bombardier Aerospace 12.16 61,531 (273,582) Profit rest 4,558 219,510 3
5 Moy Park Poultry processor 12.16 59,709 35,721 67.15% 9,620 242,671 9
6 Ulster Bank Bank 12.17 59,000 58,000 1.72% 2,000 88,000 N
7 Schrader Electronics Electronic.Eng 12.16 56,322 61,726 -8.75% 1,432 50,939 2
8 First Trust Bank Bank 12.16 54,000 47,000 14.89% 771 n.a. 5
9 Bank of Ireland UK Banking franchise 12.17 53,000 50,000 6.00% 500 n.a. N
10 NIE Networks Utility 12.17 52,800 50,200 5.18% 1,284 73,800 7
11 Norbrook Holdings Veterinary Prd. 7.17 49,238 35,545 38.52% 2,068 68,511 10
12 W&R Barnett Grain imports 7.16 36,244 27,485 31.87% 1,140 49,367 12
13 Belfast Harbour Port 12.16 35,837 33,536 6.86% 141 7,700 11
14 Terex GB Engineering 12.16 28,272 23,440 20.61% 1,694 62,446 15
15 Almac Group Pharmaceuticals 9.16 26,785 27,977 -4.26% 3,975 183,638 13
16 SHS Group Distribution 12.16 24,813 21,114 17.52% 781 31,664 16
17 Coolkeeragh ESB Utility Electricity 12.16 24,190 (15,334) Profit rest Nil Nil N
18 Northridge/NIIB Group Finance 12.17 23,869 39,045 -38.87% 121 5,100 8
19 SSE Airtricity Elect + gas 3.17 23,805 10,107 135.53% 177 5,209 N
20 LCC Group Distribution 9.16 20,815 16,536 25.88% 233 5,788 22
21 John Henderson Holdings Distribution 12.17 20,040 20,346 -1.50% 3,387 65,296 17
22 FP McCann Construction 12.17 19,471 19,150 1.68% 1,374 50,614 19
23 TG Eakin Medical equip. 3.17 18,096 16,471 9.87% 63 2,094 23
24 GE Grid Solutions (UK) Engineering 12.16 16,659 (10,170) Profit rest 242 14,497 N
25 AES Utility 12.16 16,191 (1,094) Profit rest 267 22,432 N
26 John Graham Construct 3.17 16,056 17,168 -6.48% 1,844 85,688 21
27 Capita Managed IT Solutions IT 12.16 13,446 12,927 4.01% 739 29,287 29
28 McAleer and Rushe Construction 12.17 13,386 10,030 33.46% 300 18,615 37
29 Kainos Group plc IT 3.17 13,320 14,261 -6.60% 884 43,747 25
30 Montupet Engineering 12.16 13,283 13,692 -2.99% 582 21,577 26
31 Gardrum Holdings Auctions 12.16 13,104 6,509 101.32% 87 3,123 59
32 Heron Brothers Const 2.17 12,798 2,603 391.66% 244 9,354 N
33 Hilton Foods Meat processing 12.16 12,737 10,437 22.04% 24 6,748 35
34 Andor Technology Cameras 3.17 12,678 11,002 15.23% 287 15,441 33
35 First Derivatives IT 2.17 12,498 10,384 20.36% 1,595 88,180 36
36 Retlan Manufacturing Engineering 3.17 12,370 10,911 13.37% 886 26,111 32
37 Randox Holdings Medical Prd 12.16 12,331 17,970 -31.38% 1,185 32,700 20
38 Buttercrane Centre Property 10.16 11,929 (12,719) Profit rest n.s n.s N
39 Dunbia Meat Process. 3.17 11,779 7,156 64.60% 3,584 79,863 50
40 Glen Electric Invest.Hld 3.17 11,581 2,339 395.13% 0 0 N
41 Carnbane House Const 12.16 11,134 (4,225) Profit rest 188 7,578 N
42 McLaughlin & Harvey Construction 12.17 11,068 5,527 100.25% 790 42,814 N
43 Severfield NI steelwork 3.17 11,032 5,701 93.51% 296 13,234 64
44 Isaac Agnew Vehicle sales 12.16 10,972 13,996 -21.61% 935 29,563 38
45 Deka Energy Associates Utility:firmus 12.16 10,732 7,951 34.98% 103 4,158 34
46 Wrights Group Bus Manuf. 12.16 10,717 11,718 -8.54% 1,861 52,250 31
47 Progressive Building Society Finance ser. 12.17 10,700 11,759 -9.01% 176 7,500 30
48 Phoenix Natural Gas Utility 12.16 10,177 25,863 -60.65% 123 5,788 14
49 Caterpillar Corp Engineering 12.16 10,098 (1,795) Profit rest 1,624 67,122 N
50 Mutual Energy Utility 3.17 10,003 12,152 -17.68% 22 2,009 N
51 Tobermore Concrete Manufact’g. 4.17 9,968 4,111 142.47% 219 6,864 84
52 Seagate Technology IT 6.16 9,945 15,261 -34.83% 1,404 63,461 24
53 Kilwaughter Holdings Lime. 4.17 9,627 7,466 28.94% 132 5,465 48
54 Thompson Aero Seating Engineering 12.16 9,015a 13,6 90 -34.15% 364 17,050a 27
55 Clearway Hlds. Waste recovery 12.16 8,920 2,242 297.86% 165 6,009 N
56 Bemis Healthcare Paper manuf. 12.16 8,453 6,543 29.19% 275 7,804 58
57 Dale Farm Co-op Milk Proc. 3.17 7,916 6,824 16.00% 1,058 33,512 52
58 Charles Hurst Group Distribution Cars 12.16 7,726 7,178 7.63% 870 25,851 49
59 Heartsine Technologies Medical equip 12.16 7,691a 758a 914.64% 126 4,938a N
60 Denvir Hldgs (Argento) Dist 6.16 7,561 4,196 80.20% 579 6,486 46
61 Lagan Construction Group Construct 3.16 7,554 4,329 74.50% 527 25,332 47
62 MJM Marine Const. Fit out 12.16 7,448 4,948 50.53% 215 7,412 70
63 Brett Martin Holdings Construct mat 12.16 7,349 5,473 34.28% 935 30,278 74
64 Old Bushmills Distillery Spirits 12.16 7,101 20,035a -64.56% 106 5,476 18
65 Tennent's NI Drinks dist. 2.17 7,035 9,884 -28.82% 113 3,782 39
66 Liberty IT IT 12.16 7,022 6,629 5.93% 498 24,434 56
67 Ballyvesey Holdings Transport 9.16 6,895 4,625 49.08% 2,540 82,959 77
68 Lough Erne Investments Egg process 12.16 6,771 3,187 112.46% 113 2,697 00
69 Multi-Packaging Solutions Packaging 6.16 6,722 4,837 38.97% 165 5,202 55
70 Ulster Carpets Textiles 3.17 6,717 6,593 1.88% 640 24,258 57
71 Whitemountain Const 12.16 6,387 4,617 38.34% 205 8,746 75
72 Geda LLP Const. 12.16 6,188 2,905 113.01% n.s n.s N
73 Cooneen by Design Textiles 11.16 6,176 8,340 -25.95% 152 5,572 45
74 Walter Watson Struct Steel 12.16 6,145 4,051 51.69% 247 7,620 86
75 Kingspan Envir. Engineering 12.16 6,142 2,752 123.18% 726 27,702 N
76 Lagan Asphalt Const 12.16 5,974 (2,650) Profit rest 99 6,238 N
77 Warner Chilcott UK Medical pro 12.16 5,884 3,290 78.84% 144 8,166 99
78 Forestside Acquisit. Property 12.16 5,868 24,845 -76.38% 0 0 N
79 Donegall Place Investments Property 9.16 5,776 2,215 160.77% 8 2,640 N
80 Stothers M&E Construction 6.17 5,713 4,810 18.77% 89 3,752 N
81 Chain Reaction Cycles Distribution 12.16 5,703 1,351 322.13% 470 15,692 N
82 Diageo Drinks 6.17 5,568 5,833 -4.54% 272 13,730 62
83 William Keys Ltd Distrib. Plant 12.16 5,558 (2,315) Profit rest 18 376 N
84 Springvale EPS Manuf 6.17 5,517 5,766 -4.32% 115 4,740 76
85 CDE Global Engineering 12.16 5,299 2,838 86.72% 173 6,505 N
86 Golf Holdings Drinks dist. 12.16 5,207 5,755 -9.52% 2,118 28,196 67
87 Calor Gas NI Gas 12.16 5,134 6,450 -20.40% 78 3,582 60
88 Huhtamaki Paper prod. 12.16 5,062 4,087 23.86% 219 7,657 85
89 Hastings Hotels Group Hotels 10.16 4,919 4,066 20.98% 1,138 12,220 83
90 Re-Gen Waste Waste recycle 12.16 4,895 2,617 87.05% 194 3,779 N
91 Gordons Chemist Distrib. 4.17 4,809 4,745 1.35% 662 11,860 73
92 BSG Civil Engineering Const 12.16 4,611 2,868 60.77% 50 1,956 N
93 Avondale Foods Food Manu 3.17 4,591 5,316 -13.64% 402 9,465 68
94 Breezemount UK Transport etc 9.16 4,511 4,974 -9.31% 879 13,720 N
95 Western Building Systems Manuf 4.17 4,480 3,669 22.10% 45 1,773 91
96 Lagan Homes Const 12.16 4,410 4,308a 2.37% 23 570 N
97 CJ Upton Steel dist. 12.16 4,380 443 888.71% 111 4,757 N
98 Northstone (NI) Construct 12.16 4,342 4,354 -0.28% 1,146 45,869 79
99 BA Kitchen Components Wood units 3.17 4,198 3,264 28.62% 242 7,035 96
100 Coca-Cola HBC Drinks 12.16 4,181 9,681 -56.81% 449 23,403 41

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