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Contractors chosen for £3.6bn Northumbrian water framework

Northumbrian Water has appointed seven companies to its largest-ever bundle of framework agreements, which can ship the corporate’s £3.6bn five-year funding programme.

Costain, Bam Nutall, Esh-Stantec, Farrans Building, Mott MacDonald Bentley, Avove Ltd and MWH Therapy have joined the water firm’s Dwelling Water Enterprise (LWE), a 12-year partnership that may ship formidable infrastructure upgrades within the North East of England.

Stantec, Jacobs, Turner & Townsend, Aqua Consultants and Lengthy O’Donnell Associates had been appointed to the LWE in February 2023.

The LWE will assist Northumbrian Water’s £3.6bn workload throughout Ofwat’s subsequent asset administration interval (AMP8), which runs from 2025-2030.

Northumbrian Water Group property director Monisha Gower mentioned: “We’ve got introduced on board a number of the most succesful and progressive companions in our sector, every of whom will deliver their vitality and keenness with them for the journey forward.

“These partnerships aren’t simply going to construct extra resilient companies for our clients, they are going to construct reputations and careers alongside the way in which.”

Described in tender paperwork as a “absolutely built-in, extremely collaborative supply car”, the LWE will design and assemble new water and wastewater remedy programmes and tasks and refurbish the agency’s present property.

The partnership may also work on long-term improvements, together with exploring nature-based options for water and wastewater remedy.

Though contractors have been appointed to specific framework heaps, Northumbrian Water envisions that LWE members will have the ability to work flexibly throughout the entire programme of water remedy and infrastructure frameworks.

Alex Vaughan, chief govt of Costain, which mentioned it expects to win as much as £960m of labor from the framework, mentioned: “This contract win not solely displays our continued progress within the water sector, however it additionally reinforces our dedication to enhancing important infrastructure within the North East of England.”

Bam regional director Gareth Farrier mentioned: “The Dwelling Water Enterprise provides us an incredible alternative to develop our domestically based mostly individuals, most of whom are themselves clients of Northumbrian Water.

“We very a lot stay up for bringing our nationwide experience to profit Northumbrian Water and its clients.”