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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

EIC has its sea legs having been awarded a £1 million mechanical and electrical contract for the refurbishment of Southampton Cruise Line Terminal, dock gate 10.

Southampton Port, part of the Association of British Ports, is one of the UK's busiest and most successful ports with most of the cruise industry's largest names - it is the home port to P&O and Cunard - docking in its waters.

The contract - which is majority refurbishment with a small percentage of new build - will cover mechanical and electrical installation work at point of check in, waiting areas and lounges, passport control and departure lounges. Work will start on October 23rd, the day after the last ship sails, and is due to be completed by the end of March, just before the timetabled arrival of the first ship at the new look terminal.

The mechanical and electrical expert will adhere to a tight programme of phased completion which will call on the team's experience honed in other sectors. Joint managing director of EIC, Nigel Le Marechal comments: "We are used to working to extremely tight deadlines with our retail clients. Installation work at existing stores often involves phased activity in order to accommodate our clients' customers and as an exercise in causing least disruption to business. This is our first refurbishment of a port terminal but many of the guidelines we undertake when approaching phased working still applies and, ultimately, our major concern will be the same as always - to make sure that the project is delivered on time and to the highest standard."

Mark Wilcock, principle building services manager for Waring Construction Ltd comments: "This is our third project with EIC so it's nice to be linking up with a name that is known to us and to a team that we have enjoyed good working relations with. We aim to work together to deliver the best results for Southampton Ports and the thousands of passengers who pass through this particular gate."

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Notes for Editor
EIC provides project management, design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of electrical, mechanical control and data management systems to a wide range of blue chip clients. The company has a successful track record of partnering with major contractors such as AMEC, HBG, Taylor Woodrow, Carillion and Willmott Dixon, as well as carrying out a broad range of services for many High Street names and leisure groups including Debenhams, John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Virgin, Primark, Littlewoods, Gap, Bhs, Co-op, ATS, Mitchells & Butler, Firmdale Hotels and the Hilton Group. EIC also works extensively throughout the health, education and commercial sectors working collaboratively with all members of a project team, providing innovative, sustainable solutions and best whole life value. For further information log on to www.eicltd.com or call 01789 269408.

Press contact: Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North
(01625 506404)


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