Jet Aire secures highways maintenance contract

Jet Aire Services have secured one of our largest-ever contracts with a new programme of drainage maintenance services across various regions of the UK on behalf of highways asset management company, Carnell Group.

The £1m contract was awarded following the recent completion of a previous £100,000 contract for Carnell Group which required Jet Aire to carry out jet vacuuming for Highways Areas in the Northeast and Herefordshire. Similar works will now be carried out for Highways Areas in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the East Midlands as part of Carnell Group’s overall asset management commissioned by Highways England. Carnell are the UK’s leading providers of Highways Agency Drainage Data Management System (HADDMS) surveys, prioritising areas in need of remediation through asset inventory and condition assessment of road surfaces and sub-surface drainage assets.

Jet Aire Services Director, Keith Ferris, said:

“Jet Aire are delighted to secure more business from Carnell Group on the strength of our performance on the original contract. The highways sector is a key part of Jet Aire’s growth strategy. We have targeted this type of business with the benefit of a £400,000 investment in a JHL Flexline 414 Recycler Unit – currently one of only four in the UK and the only one in the North. It can work on large diameter drains and recycles the water it uses, which significantly reduces downtime and makes it ideal for motorway works as the unit can stay on-site for the duration of the shift.

“Investment in ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification means that Jet Aire’s management systems are aligned with the exacting standards of leading nationwide operators such as Carnell Group and this has also been a factor in securing larger contracts. We recently received another 414 Flexline recycler from JHL, one of five that will be added to fleet, before the end of May, in readiness for supporting our ever-expanding customer base”.