August 2018 - National Broadband Plan - Eire

Hargreaves Jones service offering to SSE has expanded into other SSE business units following the award of a new commission for SSE Renewables.

Hargreaves Jones has recently provided Commercial and Contract Management Support Services for the delivery of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) infrastructure, a project designed to ensure that every citizen and business in the Republic of Ireland has access to high speed broadband services, irrespective of location.

The project involves the procurement and installation of the necessary infrastructure in relatively remote areas of the Republic of Ireland to connect approximately 550k premises, of which 52k are farms, 47k SMEs, 437 schools, 310 Business Parks, serving almost 1m citizens and requiring a labour force of more than 300k. The project is split into two (2) main packages and further sub-divided into areas of comparable size.

Adrian Coppin, Director for HJ and who directly carried out the work for SSE in Dublin and the UK said, "This commission involved complex procurement and contractual work that perfectly suits HJ's experience and abilities in-house."

Hargreaves Jones Services: Procurement, Commercial Management and Administration of Contracts.