Sunbelt has announced a new partnership with utilities and civil engineering contractor, DT Hughes Group.

The partnership has been created to support a £multi-million contract secured by DT Hughes to maintain, upgrade and repair the electricity network in Merseyside on behalf of SP Energy Networks.

It enables DT Hughes to secure the most cost-efficient and eco-friendly plant machinery, which will include excavation, reinstatement, jointing and cable installation. The use of electrical equipment to reduce emissions was a key element of DT Hughes’ successful bid.

Speaking of the new arrangement, DT Hughes Managing Director, David Hughes explained: “Through our mutual understanding, we have been able to secure the most cost efficient terms for the hire of plant and equipment and meet one of our client’s key requirements - to reduce carbon emissions.

DT Hughes’ contract with SP Energy Networks is a three year plus two year agreement. and is expected to create more than 200 new jobs. The team will be on call 24/7/365 to support the contract.

Liam Wallace, North West sales director for Sunbelt added: “We are delighted to be working in close partnership with the team at DT Hughes which is a real ‘meeting of minds’ to deliver cost-effective, eco-friendly solutions.

“Just like Sunbelt, the team is committed to supporting local communities, and we look forward to working together on some exciting projects - watch this space.”