Strong Start To 2011

Network infrastructure provider Xtreme Business Solutions (Xtreme) has started 2011 strongly after securing £300,000 worth of new contracts on public and private sector projects across the United Kingdom.

The contracts won by the Westhill-based firm include the installation of cabling and IT systems at a new MOD site, as well as fibre optic cabling work for Orkney Islands Council. Xtreme has also clinched work to install the network infrastructure in new offshore accommodation modules currently under construction in Aberdeen.

In addition, the company has seen an increase in demand from the offshore sector for its network cabling services. Four members of staff will be working offshore for the majority of this year completing contracts to re-cable the office areas of an oil installation. As a result, Xtreme has invested over £35,000 purchasing new testing equipment to allow it to simultaneously carry out cabling work onshore and offshore.

Xtreme managing director Graeme Duncan said: “Securing these contracts has given us a strong start to the year. Although the economic climate is still challenging, we continue to see companies across the UK investing in their infrastructure, which highlights the importance that they place on effective and efficient IT systems.

“We see an opportunity to grow our business in the offshore industry, not just in the oil and gas sector, but also in the renewable sector. The investment that we have made in new equipment and putting six employees through their offshore survival training underlines our optimism for securing future offshore work.”