Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis, has made the following statement:
“Further to the notification last week that NMCN plc, the main contractor for the new sewage works project, had gone into administration, the Government of Jersey has been considering how best to proceed with the completion of this project. It should be noted that the commercial status of NMCN plc has been closely monitored by my department for over a year.
“I have agreed that, as of yesterday (Tuesday 12 October), NMCN’s obligation to provide the works under the Bellozanne contract has been terminated by the IHE department following the appointment of administrators by NMCN.
“My department has been working closely with its advisors and project stakeholders to consider its options in relation to both the termination of the contract and to completing the outstanding work. IHE is committed to achieving the project and delivering this vital infrastructure asset for the Island of Jersey within expected budgets, quality, and timescales.
“My department now intends to take the necessary steps to act as the principal contractor for the project and will be looking to engage with the supply chain.”
Government of Jersey News Release.