MWH Recovery employs almost half Mainzeal’s Chch Staff
MWH Recovery employs almost half Mainzeal’s Christchurch Staff
Christchurch, 19 February 2013 – MWH has offered jobs to 86 Mainzeal Christchurch staff that were part of the MWH Mainzeal Joint Venture. These staff will be utilised by MWH Recovery.
MWH Recovery is the new name for the MWH Mainzeal Joint Venture operation which is now being run by the remaining partner, MWH, following Mainzeal’s receivership on 6 February 2013.
The joint venture utilised approximately 200 staff. About half were employed by Mainzeal and the remainder are employed by MWH. MWH Recovery is now wholly owned by MWH and will continue to fulfill the Joint Venture’s responsibilities to reinstate earthquake damaged properties of Vero Insurance and AA Insurance and SIS Insurance policy holders.
“We’ve worked extremely hard to keep our team together,” said Chris Pile, MWH Recovery Programme Manager.
“MWH Recovery is committed to ensuring the outstanding expertise, experience and skills of the Mainzeal staff are retained. Our ability to provide great service to our insurers’ policy holders relies upon the outstanding expertise this team has built up over the past couple of years. It would be a setback for the rebuild of Canterbury to lose these highly skilled staff. Keeping this tight team together is good news for the rebuild effort.”
“This means our schedule of repairing and rebuilding customers’ properties will continue uninterrupted,” said Mr. Pile.
Receivers and PwC Partners Colin McCloy and David Bridgman are pleased to have achieved an orderly transition of the professional Mainzeal Christchurch staff and say, “It is a very positive outcome for the staff affected by the receivership. It has been clearly an uncertain time and this announcement is good news for the staff as well as ensuring that the workforce will remain in the region assisting the Canterbury rebuild.” The Receivers would like to thank the employees of the joint venture for their patience during this period.
Mainzeal was not undertaking any residential repairs for Vero or AA Insurance customers. Mainzeal was providing construction services for a handful of commercial repairs and rebuilds. “We’re working with these customers to ensure their reinstatement is progressed as planned,” said Mr. Pile.
Background: MWH Mainzeal Joint Venture
“MWH Recovery” will continue with the earthquake reinstatement programme of the MWH Mainzeal joint venture. This follows Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited going into receivership on 6 February 2013.
MWH Recovery is part of MWH Global, a global strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm with more than 7,500 staff.
The MWH Mainzeal joint venture was formed between MWH and Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd following the September 4 2010 Canterbury earthquake to assess and manage the repair and rebuild of the earthquake damaged properties of Vero Insurance and AA Insurance and SIS Insurance’s customers in Canterbury. The MWH Mainzeal joint venture is a separate legal entity from Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd.