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Irish consultancy firm to create 100 jobs after NIE contract win

The TLI Group has announced plans to recruit 100 staff in the north after securing a seven-year contract with NIE

AN Irish consultancy firm has announced plans to recruit 100 staff in the north after securing a seven-year contract with NIE (Northern Ireland Electricity).

The TLI Group, which provides engineering and consultancy services to the overhead line, substation, solar and wind farm industries, has won a lucrative NIE Networks deal, which will see the company launch a new Northern Ireland base in Tamnamore, Co Tyrone

The company also has offices in Tralee and Hampshire.

Mike Murphy, contracts manager at TLI Group said they hope to grow the current workforce in the north from 50 to 150 as a result of the deal.

“Having worked with NIE Networks over the past three years, we were very familiar with its requirements and were delighted to be awarded this seven-year major refurbishment contract.

"NIE Networks transports power to more than 870,000 customers and with 300 major substations as well as 2,200km of transmission network and 47,000km of distribution network, it really does reach every corner of the province."

With approximately 400 employees across the UK and Ireland, TLI Group counts SSE and UK Power Networks amongst its clients in addition to NIE Networks.

Family-owned vehicle retailer, Donnelly Group has partnered with TLI Group to provide a fleet of vehicles to reinforce the company's position in the Northern Ireland market.

The company has provided an initial fleet of eight vehicles which will enable the company's staff to carry out build and maintenance work at various locations across the north.

Chris Donnelly, business development manager at Donnelly Volkswagen van centre added:

“We're really happy TLI Group selected Donnelly Group as its fleet partner and we look forward to supporting the company as it looks to further growth in Northern Ireland.”

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