Maintenance deal for Great Yarmouth firm

Great Yarmouth-based 3 Sun Group has signed a one-year servicing and maintenance deal with Outreach

Great Yarmouth-based 3 Sun Group has signed a one-year servicing and maintenance deal with Outreach Ltd Left–Right, Jody Potter (3sun Group), Ian Mills (Outreach), Graham Hacon (3sun Group), Stuart Gilligan (Outreach) - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth firm 3Sun has secured a new servicing and maintenance deal after being appointed as an agent of Outreach Ltd.

Outreach is a leading supplier of hydraulic handling, lifting and access equipment to the offshore and renewables industry with experience in repairs, servicing and training.

The one year contract will see 3sun carry out servicing and maintenance on hydraulic cranes and loading equipment manufactured by Palfinger, a partner of Outreach.

Graham Hacon, managing director of 3sun Group said: 'Securing the contract with Outreach is great news and recognises our experience, expertise and reputation for delivering a high level of service in the inspection and maintenance of equipment used on offshore wind turbines.

'As an agent of Outreach we will be the approved partner of Outreach in relation to providing Operator Training on Palfinger cranes in England & Wales for wind turbines.


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'3sun Group has already created more than 100 new jobs this year to meet the growing demand for our products and services worldwide, and the contract with Outreach could potentially lead to the recruitment of more 3sun Group technicians in the coming months.

'It has been a busy year for the Group and we are continuing to expand rapidly, following the success of the launch of the Denmark office, we are concentrating on plans to open a base in Germany to ensure our clients in the region receive on the ground support and service.

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Stuart Gilligan, marine field sales engineer at Outreach said: 'The agreement with 3sun Group will ensure that we have a highly experienced agent carrying out inspection and maintenance to support the technical integrity of equipment we supply for UK wind farms.

'We look forward to establishing a strong relationship with the Group and hope to continue to work with them on future projects.'

3sun Group is currently working on several projects in the UK and Europe. The Group has extensive overseas experience in Europe, Asia, Africa, USA and New Zealand.

3sun Group has headquarters in Great Yarmouth, England, and also bases in Oban, Aberdeen and in Bergen, Norway and in Esbjerg, Denmark to support on-going rapid growth. It is also currently looking at other UK and overseas locations, including a new base in Germany.

Outreach Ltd has been a leading supplier of hydraulic handling, lifting and access equipment for over 40 years. The company offers design and installation with full back up including spares, repairs, servicing and training from its base in Central Scotland. Specialist products created for the offshore industry include vehicle body conversions as well as pipe handlers and access systems.

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