Assured Fire and Security wins £2m Sudan deal

SOUTH Yorkshire company Assured Fire and Security has been awarded an African contract worth almost £2 million.


The deal will help the Dinnington based specialist fire safety company to move ahead with its five-year plan for expansion and acquisition.


The £1.9 million contract with sugar production company Kenana, of Sudan, comes after recent international contracts in Ghana, Nigeria and Afghanistan.


It will see the Assured team supervising the installation of more than 90 fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, hose reels and fire alarm systems at the Kenana plant as well as providing a complete package of fire training for Kenana staff.


In addition to the main factory site, Assured is also providing full safety and security services at the Kenana head offices.


Assured was initially approached after Kenana experienced a major control room fire in the winter of 2008, causing $100 million worth of damage and halting production.


Assured’s success came in the face of competition by major international companies from India, China and Italy.


“They needed a partner who could give them everything from specialised fire safety systems to fire training for their staff and we were one of the few companies that cold provide a complete turn key solution in all their areas of concern,” said Assured managing director Simon Stokes.


"We spent six to eight months visiting the site, putting together a full tender and we are delighted that we have now been able to complete the deal."


Project manager Simon Ormrod is overseeing the project, working with Kenana managers and teams of local workers as well as extra labour from India and the Philippines.