French energy and outsourcing company Engie’s UK division are set to have all of Housing Executive’s Carillion contracts, after they were transferred over.
In January 2018, Carillion – who specialised in construction and services to the point they were seen as a major player in the UK market – went into liquidation.
At time of liquidation, 43,000 staff members were employed worldwide by Carillion, and they provided services for schools, prisons, and hospitals across the UK.
In addition, Carillion also provided maintenance and heating services to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, which is Northern Ireland’s public housing authority.
Explaining the decision to transfer to Engie, a Housing Executive spokesperson claimed that Engie were the preferred bidder out those who were interested in the contracts, and that all existing agreements – such as costs and service delivery – will remain exactly the same under Engie.
“Engie, a global energy and services group, was the preferred bidder identified by PwC special managers, appointed following Carillion’s liquidation,” the spokesperson said.
The existing terms and conditions of the legacy Carillion contracts, including costs and service delivery, will remain.”
Adding further to this, Engie confirmed that all the staff that were working on Housing Executive contracts will keep their jobs on the exact same pay and conditions.