T.S.S.P Maintenance

Client TATA UK
Project Building & Civil Maintenance Contract
Completion Date On-going
Contract Period On-going
Value Various projects (£1-3m per Annum)

During 2010 Tata Strip Steel UK initiated a competitive tender process for the Building and Civil Engineering Maintenance Contract for Port Talbot and Llanwern Works. In November 2010 Darlow Lloyd Construction was informed by Tata they we were successful in the tender bid for the contract.

Since January 2011, Darlow Lloyd Construction has managed the Tata Building and Civil Maintenance Contract for a minimum two year period. The scope of works under the contract involves the management of all building and civil works in both steel works through the Civil Department in Tata up to the value of £50k. The building and civil works include

  • Advice and Design Works as Requested
  • Tender all projects detailed in Tata Steel UK specifications issued by the Civil Department using the approved schedule of rates.
  • Carryout all maintenance and project works within agreed timescale
  • Provide written job method statements and risk assessments as per TATA Steel Approved.

Under the maintenance contracts DLC have incorporated varying construction disciplines and have separate managed departments which include;

  • Building Maintenance Works at Port Talbot
  • Civil Maintenance Works at Port Talbot
  • Carpenter Shop
  • Building and Civil Works at Llanwern

Darlow Lloyd Construction extensive involvement across the heavy industry sectors enables us to surpass our client’s requirements through the delivery of cost effective solutions to the command maintenance related difficulties found throughout the steel making process.

From 2011 and 2012, Darlow Lloyd Construction have completed a wide variety of projects under the maintenance contract from minor building works to large scale civil works at both Port Talbot and Llanwern works. These projects have been carried out during normal planned maintenance works, planned production stop period working 12hr and 24hrs as was necessary or emergency maintenance periods where a fast response and project turnaround is vital for our customer.

Darlow Lloyd Construction always aims to help and accommodate to all Tata’s needs to help facilitate the effective hand over of all completed projects within the accepted time scales.

Throughout the maintenance contract DLC have used key performance indicators (KPI’s) to help track service, progress and performance against our clients targets. The use of the KPI’s has become an invaluable tool to ensure our operation is continuously of the highest standard and co-operation with all Tata Steel UK’s requirements. Below are typical examples of how we capture KPI’s in relation to data within the contract.

In March 2012, Darlow Lloyd Construction was asked by Tata to tender for the glazing contract within Port Talbot and Llanwern Works, with the view to incorporating the management of this contract under the Building and Civil Maintenance. The glazing contract covers all cranes with the BOSP Plant and Concast within Port Talbot. The technical content of the contract involves;

  • Produce all necessary Risk assessments, Job method Statements and working procedures for running the emergency callout glazing contract.
  • Set up and structure, Manage and Audit, two man call out teams on 24hr rotation, 356 days per year.
  • Report stocking inventory levels for emergency glazing stored within the Carpenters Shop designated glazing room.
  • Include Monthly K.P.I’s for the glazing contract into the maintenance contract presentation.


The Maintenance Contract entails a non – exhaustive list of the following construction disciplines;


  • All aspects of building refurbishment works.
  • Diamond drilling and diamond sawing works
  • Partitions & panelling
  • Brick and blockwork, plastering and rendering, floor and wall tiling, vinyl sheet and vinyl tile flooring, suspended ceilings, raised computer access flooring and general decoration works.
  • General carpentry and joinery requirements.
  • Glazing
  • Reinforced concrete bases
  • Reinforced concrete beams
  • Suspended floor slabs
  • Reinforced concrete columns
  • Reinforced concrete walls
  • Reinforced concrete pathways
  • Concrete floor repairs
  • Retaining walls
  • Large and small bore drainage works
  • Temporary earthwork support
  • Civil and building design