Interserve Press Office | Jul 02, 2014
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has completed and handed over the construction element of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton. This is a major project milestone at the Centre, with the first engines due to come off the production line in early 2015.
Jaguar Land Rover is investing more than £500 million in the facility, which currently comprises two main production halls: a machine hall and a diesel engine assembly hall. Other areas include offices, amenity facilities, product measurement and testing areas, logistics, car parking and landscaping.
The site will be the home for a new generation of technologically advanced, lightweight, 4-cylinder low emission diesel and petrol engines, and is expected to employ almost 1,400 people.
Commenting on the project, Mark Green, Interserve’s Project Manager, said:
“One of the biggest tasks on this project has been to keep pace with the success of Jaguar Land Rover. We were required to incorporate a 7,000sq.m. capacity increase partway through the construction period whilst still maintaining all of Jaguar Land Rover’s process installation dates and machine delivery dates in order to maintain its engine production programme. This required Interserve, our contractors, Jaguar Land Rover and its contractors to work seamlessly and collaboratively together to ensure that we all delivered without compromising one another’s work.”
Interserve now continues work at the Jaguar Land Rover plant supporting the construction of a second assembly hall for petrol engines.
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