Posted on Wednesday 4 February 2015 by Ulster Business

Five new jobs power to limavady

Pictured (left) is Ryan Kelly, Avex Cable Jointing, with Des Gartland, Invest NI. Photography by Parkway Photography.

A Limavady engineering company is creating five new jobs as part of an expansion of its business in Britain.

The move by Avex Cable Jointing is part of a £376,000 investment which will help it service growing demand from outside Northern Ireland.

It provides a range of services to the power industry including low voltage cable jointing, high voltage cable jointing, cable testing and fault location. It also provides renewable services including cable jointing and testing on solar farms and onshore and offshore windfarms.

The new jobs command an average salary for £37,600.

Avexwas founded in 2010 by Ryan Kelly and Thomas Woodend following careers with an electricity distribution company.

“This important expansion will enable us to enhance our relationships with major contractors by providing additional resources that will mean we will be able to expand the highly skilled services we offer them,” Ryan said. “Our strategic focus is on becoming the preferred specialist in power cable jointing services for leading infrastructure contractors who are key clients for the leading distribution network operators in the UK and Ireland and further afield.

Invest NI has offered financial assistance of £47,500 towards the expansion and the new posts.

“Our assistance has been shaped to enable this specialist business to deploy additional resources on the existing work it has won from industry leading contractors and to develop opportunities it has also identified in the power sector in Britain,” Des Gartland, Invest NI’s North West Regional Office Manager said

“This is an important strategic investment for Avex which will strengthen its position in a dynamic and exacting industry and will also provide good quality and well-paid employment opportunities for skilled engineers.” 

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